SPARC Science update: 5 November – 11 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):

100 Years of Progress in Understanding the Stratosphere and Mesosphere. M.P. Baldwin et al. in the Meteorological Monographs.


Nitrification of the lowermost stratosphere during the exceptionally cold Arctic winter 2015–2016. By M. Braun et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Solar Irradiance Variability: Comparisons of Models and Measurements. By O. Coddington et al. in Earth and Space Science.

Technical note: Reanalysis of Aura MLS chemical observations. By Q. Errera et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

A simple decomposition of European temperature variability capturing the variance from days to a decade. By P.G. Meyer and H. Kantz in Climate Dynamics.

Quantifying the timescale and strength of Southern Hemisphere intra‐seasonal stratosphere‐troposphere coupling. By E. Saggioro and T.G. Shepherd in the Geophysical Research Letters.

Exploring the Need for Reliable Decadal Prediction. Workshop report by S. Sandgathe et al. in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

Intercomparison of in-situ aircraft and satellite aerosol measurements in the stratosphere. By O.S. Sandvik et al. in nature: Scientific Reports.

Quantifying the importance of interannual, interdecadal and multidecadal climate natural variabilities in the modulation of global warming rates. By M. Wei et al. in Climate Dynamics.

Increasing water vapor in the stratosphere and mesosphere after 2002. By J. Yue et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.