stratosphere; climate; ozone; atmospheric chemistry; stratosphere-troposphere coupling
Angelil O. Stone. D.A. Tadross. M. Tummon F. Wehner M. Knutti. R. (2014), Attribution of extreme weather to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions: Sensitivity to spatial and temporal scales, in Geophys. Res. Lett.
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Staufer Johannes (2014), Trajectory matching of ozonesondes and MOZAIC measurements in the UTLS – Part 2: Application to the global ozonesonde network, in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques
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Tummon Fiona (co-author) (2013), Model estiamtes of Liftimes, Chapt 5, in Ko M.K. Newmann P.A. and Reimann S. (ed.), SPARC Report No 6, Zürich, Switzerland, 5-1-5-61.
Staufer Johannes (2013), Trajectory matching of ozonesondes and MOZAIC measurements in the UTLS – Part 1: Method description and application at Payerne, Switzerland, in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques
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Chipperfield Martyn P., Multi-model estimates of atmospheric lifetimes of long-lived Ozone-Depleting Substances: Present and future, in Journal of Geophysical Research
, in press(in press), in press-in press.
SPARC (Stratospheric Processes And their Role in Climate) is a core project of the World Climate Re-search Programme (WCRP). For almost two decades, SPARC has coordinated high-level research activities of increasing relevance for understanding Earth system processes. SPARC research out-comes contributed significantly to international assessments, such as the assessments of ozone deple-tion by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the climate assessments by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). SPARC concentrates on bottom-up driven research, providing coordination and support, which lead to bite-sized deliverables of significant added scientific value. SPARC accomplishments are internationally well recognized, as evidenced by the high citation record of SPARC publications and by the growing interest in - and support of - SPARC activities by the scientific community and renowned organization such as NASA, ESA, CSA, CNRS, and many others. The SPARC International Project Office is essential in assisting basically all of SPARC’s scientific activities. In addition to science coordination the main tasks of the Office include organization and financial support of international workshops and conferences and of the quadrennial SPARC General Assembly, the production of the semi-annual SPARC Newsletters and of the SPARC Assessments and Reports, the maintenance of SPARC’s website and the organization of the deliberations of the SPARC Scientific Steering Group. The SPARC Office is in the process of moving from Toronto to Zurich, with the year 2011 being the transition year. The SPARC Office in Zurich will be sponsored by ETH Zurich, FOEN (Federal Office for the Environment), MeteoSwiss, and WCRP, who support the Office with 1.6 FTE. However, due to budget constraints these financial resources allow to cover only the basic organisation of the Office. For comparison, the Toronto Office crew was operating on average with 2.5 FTE and at times even with 3.3 FTE. In order to maintain the high level of science coordination, the Swiss SPARC Office requests resources for employing a highly qualified Postdoctoral Fellow. This Postdoc will focus on international science coordination, staying himself/herself abreast of the science underpinning SPARC, organizing and participating in scientific meetings, and contributing to the writing and editing of SPARC Reports, Newsletters and scientific review papers. This is particularly important as the man-date of SPARC is just being extended to include tropospheric activities, which will result in an increas-ing demand for scientific coordination and hence, workload for the SPARC Office.