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New research, August 5-12, 2018

Posted on 17 August 2018 by Ari Jokimäki

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below.

Climate change impacts

Climate change and future wildfire in the western USA: an ecological approach to non?stationarity (open access)

Influence of uncertainties in burned area estimates on modeled wildland fire PM2.5 and ozone pollution in the contiguous U.S.


Coastal homeowners in a changing climate

Indigenous impacts on North American Great Plains fire regimes of the past millennium

Measuring temperature-related mortality using endogenously determined thresholds

Assessing thermal comfort in tourist attractions through objective and subjective procedures based on ISO 7730 standard: A field study

Global Freshwater availability below normal conditions and population impact under 1.5°C and 2°C stabilization scenarios

Climate change impacts on the energy system: a review of trends and gaps

Effects of climate change and agronomic practice on changes in wheat phenology

Climatic, topographic, and anthropogenic factors determine connectivity between current and future climate analogs in North America (open access)

An institutional analysis to address climate change adaptation in Tenerife (Canary Islands) (open access)

Economic sector loss from influential tropical cyclones and relationship to associated rainfall and wind speed in China

Re-imagining the potential of effective drought responses in South Africa

Understanding the current state of collaboration in the production and dissemination of adaptation knowledge in Namibia

Dynamic adaptive pathways in downscaled climate change scenarios (open access)

On the evaluation of adaptation practices: a transdisciplinary exploration of drought measures in Chile


Dramatic loss of seagrass habitat under projected climate change in the Mediterranean Sea

Differential sensitivity of larvae to ocean acidification in two interacting mollusc species

Ocean warming and acidification affect the nutritional quality of the commercially-harvested turbinid snail Turbo militaris

Microbes follow Humboldt: temperature drives plant and soil microbial diversity patterns from the Amazon to the Andes

The strength of flowering–temperature relationship and preseason length affect temperature sensitivity of first flowering date across space

A combined tree?ring and vegetation model assessment of European forest growth sensitivity to inter?annual climate variability

Climatic drivers of tree growth at tree line in Southwest Yukon change over time and vary between landscapes

Landscape variability of vegetation change across the forest to tundra transition of central Canada

Sensitivity of Leaf Area to Interannual Climate Variation as a Diagnostic of Ecosystem Function in CMIP5 Carbon Cycle Models

Experimental shifts in phenology affect fitness, foraging, and parasitism in a native solitary bee

Drought negates growth stimulation due to root herbivory in pasture grasses

Climate change mitigation

Climate change communication

Public perception of climatological tornado risk in Tennessee, USA

Assessing the relative importance of psychological and demographic factors for predicting climate and environmental attitudes

Climate Policy

Incorporating uncertainty in national-level climate change-mitigation policy: possible elements for a research agenda

Energy production

Effects of wholesale electricity markets on wind generation in the midwestern United States 

Do subsidies improve the financial performance of renewable energy companies? Evidence from China

Capturing complexity: Forests, decision-making and climate change mitigation action (open access)

Emission savings

The environmental impact of packaging in food supply chains—does life cycle assessment of food provide the full picture? (open access)

Dynamics of net ecosystem methane exchanges on temporal scale in tropical lowland rice

Climate change

Temperature, precipitation, wind

How will the onset and retreat of rainy season over East Asia change in future? (open access)

Evaluating the long-term changes in temperature over the low-latitude plateau in China using a statistical downscaling method

On the emergence of anthropogenic signal in extreme precipitation change over China

Intensification of the daily wet day rainfall distribution across Australia

Seasonal Prediction from Arctic Sea Surface Temperatures: Opportunities and Pitfalls

Observed and projected climate change in the European region during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries according to Feddema

Long-range dependence, nonlinear trend, and breaks in historical sea surface and land air surface global and regional temperature anomalies

Extreme events

The continuum of drought in Southwestern North America (open access)

Drought and Fire in the Western USA: Is Climate Attribution Enough?

Prolonged seasonal drought events over northern China and their possible causes

Impact of Dynamical Downscaling Two CMIP5 Models on the Historical and Future Changes in Winter Extratropical Cyclones Along the East Coast of North America

Contribution of Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation to the recent abrupt decrease in tropical cyclone genesis frequency over the western North Pacific since 1998

Forcings and feedbacks

Volcanic impact on the climate – the stratospheric aerosol load in the period 2006–2015 (open access)

Reduced wet season length detected by satellite retrievals of cloudiness over Brazilian Amazonia: a new methodology

Larger Sensitivity of Precipitation Extremes to Aerosol than Greenhouse Gas Forcing in CMIP5 Models

Estimated long-term variability of direct and diffuse solar radiation in North China during 1959–2016


Evidence for predictive skill of high?latitude climate due to midsummer sea?ice extent anomalies

Recent Acceleration of a Rock Glacier Complex, Ádjet, Norway, Documented by 62 Years of Remote Sensing Observations

Response of the Intertropical Convergence Zone to Antarctic Ice Sheet melt1

Changes in surface icing duration over north China during 1961–2015


Impacts of 1.5 and 2.0 °C Warming on Pan?Arctic River Discharge Into the Hudson Bay Complex Through 2070

Is the Last Glacial Maximum a reverse analog for future hydroclimate changes in the Americas?

Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

Resolving Future Arctic/Midlatitude Weather Connections (open access)

Weakening of nonlinear ENSO under global warming

Response of the Intertropical Convergence Zone to Climate Change: Location, Width, and Strength (open access)

Carbon and nitrogen cycles

Potential roles of CO2 fertilization, nitrogen deposition, climate change, and land use and land cover change on the global terrestrial carbon uptake in the twenty-first century

A global synthesis inversion analysis of recent variability in CO2 fluxes using GOSAT and in situ observations (open access)

Seasonal trends in surface pCO2 and air?sea CO2 fluxes in Apalachicola Bay, Florida from VIIRS ocean color

Estimates of methane emissions from the Southern Ocean from quasi-continuous underway measurements of the partial pressure of methane in surface seawater during the 2012/13 austral summer (open access)

The Ephemeral Signature of Permafrost Carbon in an Arctic Fluvial Network

Global Warming Potential of CH4 uptake and N2O emissions in saline–alkaline soils

Other papers


Testing the consistency between changes in simulated climate and Alpine glacier length over the past millennium (open access)

Temperature and cyclone frequency in Kimmeridgian Greenhouse period (late Jurassic)

The reconstruction of past forest dynamics over the last 13,500 years in SW Sweden

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  1. Ari Jokimäki, used to be a trickle, now its torrent, yet somehow awareness (or is it interest) seems to be going down.

    Makes me think of the observation: "Buy 'em books and buy 'em books and all they do is eat the covers."

    Well if nothing else you continue creating a excellent one stop resource for the few who want to become informed. 

    Thank  you !

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