SPARC Science update: 30 October – 5 November

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


Highlight article (office choice):
Science directions in a post‐COP21‐world of transient climate change: enabling regional to local predictions in support of reliable climate information. By D. Stammer et al. in Earth’s Future.

On the momentum budget of the quasi-biennial oscillation in the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model. By R.R. Garcia and J.H. Richter in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences.

East Asian climate under global warming: understanding and projection. By J. Li et al. in Climate Dynamics.

A robust constraint on the temperature and height of the extratropical tropopause. By D.W.J. Thompson, P. Ceppi, and Y. Li in the Journal of the Climate.

Stratospheric tropospheric wind profiling radars in the Australian network. By B.K. Dolman, I.M. Reid and C. Tingwell in Earth, Planets and Space.

Widespread polar stratospheric ice clouds in the 2015–2016 Arctic winter – implications for ice nucleation. By C. Voigt et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Mesoscale fine structure of a tropopause fold over mountains. By W. Woiwode et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Stratospheric aerosols, polar stratospheric clouds and polar ozone depletion after the Mt. Calbuco eruption in 2015. By Y. Zhu et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Discussion papers – open for comment:

Ice injected up to the Tropopause by Deep Convection: 1) in the Austral Convective Tropics. By I.-A. Dion et al in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.