SPARC Science update: 29 January – 4 February

A selection of new science articles from the past week of interest to the SPARC community (a SPARC Office choice).


New insights on the impact of ozone depleting substances on the Brewer‐Dobson circulation. By M. Abalos et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Observed and Simulated Teleconnections Between the Stratospheric Quasi‐Biennial Oscillation and Northern Hemisphere Winter Atmospheric Circulation. By M.B. Andrews et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

The upper stratospheric solar cycle ozone response. By W:T: Ball et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.

Subseasonal to Decadal Predictions: Successes and Challenges. By G. Danabasoglu, F. Vitart, and W. J. Merryfield. Conference report in Earth & Space Science News (EOS).

Systematic Decomposition of the MJO and its Northern Hemispheric Extra‐Tropical Response into Rossby and Inertio‐Gravity Components. By L.E. Franzke et al. in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.

A new MesosphEO data set of temperature profiles from 35 to 85 km using Rayleigh scattering at limb from GOMOS/ENVISAT daytime observations. By A. Hauchecorne et al. in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.

Uncertainty component estimates in transient climate projections. By B. Hingray et al. in Climate Dynamics.

Global mean surface temperature response to large‐scale patterns of variability in observations and CMIP5. By J.B. Kajtar et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.

The early development of the 2015/2016 Quasi-Biennial Oscillation disruption. By P. Lin, I. Held, and Y. Ming in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences.

High-resolution temperature profiles retrieved from bichromatic stellar scintillation measurements by GOMOS/Envisat. By V.F. Sofieva et al. in AtmosphericMmeasurement Techniques.

Evaluating Simulations of Interhemispheric Transport: Interhemispheric Exchange Time Versus SF6 Age. By H. Yang et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.

The Corresponding Tropospheric Environments during Downward-extending and Non-downward-extending Events of Stratospheric Northern Annular Mode Anomalies. By R. Zhang et al. in the Journal of the Climate.

Clarifying the Relative Role of Forcing Uncertainties and Initial‐Condition Unknowns in Spreading the Climate Response to Volcanic Eruptions. By D. Zanchettin et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.


Discussion papers – open for comment:

EDGAR v4.3.2 Global Atlas of the three major Greenhouse Gas Emissions for the period 1970–2012. By G. Janssens-Maenhout et al. in Earth System Science Data.