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SPARC News – September 2014


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23 September 2014

Obituary: Joachim Urban

Joachim (Jo) Urban, a leading expert in microwave and sub-mm atmospheric observations working at the Swedish Chalmers University in Gothenburg died unexpectedly on 14 August 2014.

>http://www.sparc-climate.org/fileadmin/customer/7_News/News_PDF/Obituary_JoUrban_201408.pdf

16 September 2014
Open position for Future Earth Executive Director and other vacancies posted online
>http://www.sparc-climate.org/vacancies/

16 September 2014

Climate Symposium 2014: registration still open

The WCRP/EUMETSAT Symposium on Climate Research and Earth Observations from Space is still open for registration. This major conference is taking place from 13-17 October in Darmstadt, Germany.
>http://www.theclimatesymposium2014.com/index_.php/climatesymposium/index

19 August 2014

SPARC support for scientists
Some new information regarding how SPARC supports its scientists is available on the SPARC website.
>http://www.sparc-climate.org/about/support/

31 July 2014

Data product available: Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite Limb Profiler

The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) Science Team is pleased to announce the release of Version 2 (V2) ozone and aerosol profile data products from the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) Limb Profiler (LP) instrument on the NPP satellite.>http://www.sparc-climate.org/news/news/news/2014/07/31/data-product-available-from-ozone-mapping-and-profiler-suite-omps-limb-profiler-lp/

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Upcoming SPARC meetings

Find all SPARC meetings at >http://www.sparc-climate.org/meetings/

03-05 November 2014
WAVAS II meeting, Karlsruhe, Germany

10-11 January 2015
SPARC capacity development workshop, Granada, Spain

12-13 January 2015
SPARC local workshop, Granada, Spain

13-16 January 2015
SPARC Scientific Steering Group meeting, Granada, Spain

SPARC-related meetings


Find more related meetings at
>http://www.sparc-climate.org/meetings/related-meetings/>http://www.sparc-climate.org/meetings/related-meetings/

6-9 October

International Conference on Our Climate - Our Future, Berlin, Germany

>https://reklim-conference-2014.de/

6-10 October

14th European Meteorological Society Annual Meeting & 10th European Conference on Applied Climatology, Prague, Czech Republic
 with a SPARC-related session on Meteorology, Climate and Space weather: Science, Applications and Coordination (ASI2)
>http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EMS2014/session/16186

13-15 October
OH Reactivity Specialist Uniting Meeting (ORSUM), Mainz, Germany

>http://www.mpic.de/aktuelles/seminaruebersicht/oh-reactivity-specialists-uniting-meeting-orsum.html

13-17 October

The Climate Symposium 2014, Darmstadt, Germany

>http://www1.theclimatesymposium2014.com/

15-19 December
AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA
with a SPARC-related session on Reanalysis: Evaluation and Intercomparison (NGO14)

>https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm14/webprogrampreliminary/Session3181.html

WCRP community meetings

Find more related meetings at >http://www.sparc-climate.org/meetings/wcrp-community-meetings/

 

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Science update

Selection of new science articles of interest to the SPARC community (SPARC Office choice)

September 2014

• The role of convective overshooting clouds in tropical stratosphere–troposphere dynamical coupling. By K. Kodera et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.

>http://www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/14/23745/2014/acpd-14-23745-2014.html

• GOME-2 total ozone columns from MetOp-A/MetOp-B and assimilation in the MACC system. By N. Hao et al. in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.

>http://www.atmos-meas-tech.net/7/2937/2014/amt-7-2937-2014.html

• SO2 photolysis as a source for sulfur mass-independent isotope signatures in stratospheric aerosols. By A.R. Whitehill et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.

>http://www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/14/23499/2014/acpd-14-23499-2014.html

• Analysing time-varying trends in stratospheric ozone time series using the state space approach. By M. Laine et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

>http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/14/9707/2014/acp-14-9707-2014.html

• Constraining the N2O5 UV absorption cross section from spectroscopic trace gas measurements in the tropical mid-stratosphere. By L. Kritten et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

>http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/14/9555/2014/acp-14-9555-2014.html

• Simulation of the isotopic composition of stratospheric water vapour – Part 1: Description and evaluation of the EMAC model. By R. Eichinger et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.

>http://www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/14/23807/2014/acpd-14-23807-2014.html

• Methane as a diagnostic tracer of changes in the net circulation of the middle atmosphere. By E.E. Remsberg in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.

>http://www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/14/24183/2014/acpd-14-24183-2014.html

• Advanced stratospheric data processing of radio occultation with a variational combination for multi-frequency GNSS signals. By T.-K. Wee and Y.-H. Kuo in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

>http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014JD022204/abstract;jsessionid=B358958BDA2E3C48F77F20A9C1B332BA.f04t04

• Processes controlling water vapor in the upper troposphere / lowermost stratosphere: An analysis of eight years of monthly measurements by the IAGOS-CARIBIC observatory. By A. Zahn et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

>http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014JD021687/abstract;jsessionid=6B1CF390210FAC6A7C25363787D38A5C.f03t01

• Effect of the Arakan Mountains in the Northwestern Indochina Peninsula on the Late-May Asian Monsoon Transition. By C.-H. Wu et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

>http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014JD022024/abstract

• Stratospheric and mesospheric HO2 observations from the Aura Microwave Limb Sounder. By L. Millán et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.

>http://www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/14/22905/2014/acpd-14-22905-2014.html

• An evaluation of ozone dry deposition in global scale chemistry climate models. By C. Hardacre et al in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.

>http://www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/14/22793/2014/acpd-14-22793-2014.html

• Global emissions of HFC-143a (CH3CF3) and HFC-32 (CH2F2) from in situ and air archive atmospheric observations. By S. O’Doherty et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

>http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/14/9249/2014/acp-14-9249-2014.html

• Changes in the composition of the northern polar upper stratosphere in February 2009 after a sudden stratospheric warming. By A. Damiani et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

>http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014JD021698/abstract

• Vertical structure of stratospheric water vapour trends derived from merged satellite data. By M.I. Hegglin et al. in Nature: Geoscience.

>http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo2236.html

• Stratospheric sudden warmings in an idealized GCM. By M. Jucker et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

>http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014JD022170/abstract;jsessionid=9972A7A08E3C5058D3F0914ED54D88D3.f04t02

• Validation of the Aura High Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder geopotential heights. By L.L. Smith and J.C. Gille in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.

>http://www.atmos-meas-tech.net/7/2775/2014/amt-7-2775-2014.html

• First quasi-Lagrangian in-situ measurements of Antarctic Polar springtime ozone: observed ozone loss rates from the Concordiasi long-duration balloon campaign. By R. Schofield et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.

>http://www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/14/22245/2014/acpd-14-22245-2014.html

• Assessment of the accuracy of (re)analyses in the equatorial lower stratosphere. By A. Podglajen et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

>http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014JD021849/abstract;jsessionid=606914421F00DA16EA716DD39EBCA72A.f01t03

• Evidence of Mixing Between Polluted Convective Outflow and Stratospheric Air in the Upper Troposphere during DC3. By J.R. Schroeder et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

>http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014JD022109/abstract;jsessionid=303E33A29F01CD3DF2E1DF76DC7CDF6D.f01t03

• Microphysical, radiative and dynamical impacts of thin cirrus clouds on humidity in the tropical tropopause layer and lower stratosphere. By T. Dinh and S. Fueglistaler in Geophysical Research Letters.

>http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014GL061289/abstract

• Migrations and dynamics of the intertropical convergence zone. By T. Schneider et al. in Nature.

>http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v513/n7516/full/nature13636.html

• Observation and a numerical study of gravity waves during tropical cyclone Ivan (2008). By F. Chane Ming et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.

>http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/14/641/2014/acp-14-641-2014.html

 

August 2014

• Spatial regression analysis on 32 years of total column ozone data. By J.S. Knibbe et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

>http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/14/8461/2014/acp-14-8461-2014.html

• State of the Climate in 2013. By J. Blunden and D.S. Arndt in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

>http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/2014BAMSStateoftheClimate.1?af=R

• Characteristics of stratospheric turbulent layers measured by LITOS and their relation to the Richardson number. By A. Haack et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

>http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2013JD021008/abstract

• Variability of upper tropospheric clouds in the polar region during stratospheric sudden warmings. By M. Kohma and K. Sato in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

>http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014JD021746/abstract;jsessionid=957BFEF0FF4F9F6187B537307826043A.f03t04

• Quantifying contributions to the recent temperature variability in the tropical tropopause layer. By W. Wang et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.

>http://www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/14/22117/2014/acpd-14-22117-2014.html

• The influence of the North Atlantic Oscillation and El Niño–Southern Oscillation on mean and extreme values of column ozone over the United States. By I. Petropavlovskikh et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.

>http://www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/14/21065/2014/acpd-14-21065-2014.html

• Robust response of Asian summer monsoon to anthropogenic aerosols in CMIP5 models. By M. Salzmann et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

>http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014JD021783/abstract;jsessionid=D78B92D0872CFE59669226C526880EE8.f03t04

• Persistent link between solar activity and Greenland climate during the Last Glacial Maximum. By F. Adolphi et al. in Nature Geoscience.

>http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo2225.html

• Recent Arctic amplification and extreme mid-latitude weather. By J. Cohen et al. in Nature Geoscience.

>http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo2234.html - affil-auth

• Ensemble simulations of the role of the stratosphere in the attribution of tropospheric ozone variability. By P. Hess et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.

>http://www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/14/20461/2014/acpd-14-20461-2014.html

• Ensemble Data Assimilation in the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model. By N.M. Pedatella in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

>http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014JD021776/abstract;jsessionid=339D0F1946D5BAC61E5503FBB4C20C5A.f02t04

• Differences in gravity wave drag between realistic oblique and assumed vertical propagation. By S. Kalisch et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 
>http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014JD021779/abstract

• Unusually strong nitric oxide descent in the Arctic middle atmosphere in early 2013 as observed by Odin/SMR. By K. Pérot et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

>http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/14/8009/2014/acp-14-8009-2014.html

• A multi-site intercomparison of integrated water vapour observations for climate change analysis. By K. van Malderen et al. in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.

>http://www.atmos-meas-tech.net/7/2487/2014/amt-7-2487-2014.html

• Overview and sample applications of SMILES and Odin-SMR retrievals of upper tropospheric humidity and cloud ice mass. By P. Eriksson et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.

>http://www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/14/20945/2014/acpd-14-20945-2014.html

• Characterisation of a stratospheric sulfate plume from the Nabro volcano using a combination of passive satellite measurements in nadir and limb geometry. By M.J.M. Penning de Vries et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

>http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/14/8149/2014/acp-14-8149-2014.html

• Decreased monsoon precipitation in the Northern Hemisphere due to anthropogenic aerosols. By D. Polson et al. in Geophysical Research Letters.

>http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014GL060811/abstract;jsessionid=11E194FF5E9C3EF5DBC66CE835539099.f02t03

• Convective transport of water vapor into the lower stratosphere observed during double tropopause events. By C.D. Hofmeyer et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

>http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014JD021485/abstract;jsessionid=EF972AC40C4BA80668486A668051F0D4.f01t04?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+disrupted+9th+Aug+from+10-2+BST+for+essential+maintenance.+Pay+Per+View+will+be+unavailable+froh

• Water vapor isotopic composition of a stratospheric air intrusion: Measurements from the Chajnantor Plateau, Chile. By J. Galewsky and K. Samuels-Crow in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

>http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014JD022047/abstract?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+disrupted+9th+Aug+from+10-2+BST+for+essential+maintenance.+Pay+Per+View+will+be+unavailable+from+10-6+BST.

• Observations of Stratospheric Sudden Warmings in Earth Rotation Variations. By L. Neef et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

>http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014JD021621/abstract;jsessionid=8D4BD6BAD358487CAD1BF22989415878.f02t03?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+disrupted+9th+Aug+from+10-2+BST+for+essential+maintenance.+Pay+Per+View+will+be+unavailable+froh

• Correcting the record of volcanic stratospheric aerosol impact: Nabro and Sarychev Peak. By M. Fromm et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

>http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014JD021507/abstract?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+disrupted+9th+Aug+from+10-2+BST+for+essential+maintenance.+Pay+Per+View+will+be+unavailable+from+10-6+BST.

• Transport pathways of peroxyacetyl nitrate in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere from different monsoon systems during the summer monsoon season. By S. Fadnavis et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

>http://www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/14/20159/2014/acpd-14-20159-2014.html

• Recent Changes in Total Column Ozone based on the SBUV Version 8.6 Merged Ozone Dataset. By S. Frith et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

>http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014JD021889/abstract;jsessionid=B859725D13441CA398DCCFA22189AA6C.f04t04

• Analysis of the ozone profile specifications in the WRF-ARW model and their impact on the simulation of direct solar radiation. By A. Montornès et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.

>http://www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/14/20231/2014/acpd-14-20231-2014.html

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