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New research, August 13-19, 2018

Posted on 24 August 2018 by Ari Jokimäki

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

Climate change mitigation

Climate change communication

Divergent Perspectives on Expert Disagreement: Preliminary Evidence from Climate Science, Climate Policy, Astrophysics, and Public Opinion

Climate Policy

Simple Rules for Climate Policy and Integrated Assessment (open access)

Research on carbon price in emissions trading scheme: a bibliometric analysis

Does carbon emissions trading affect the financial performance of high energy-consuming firms in China?

Improving the energy efficiency of the New Zealand economy: A policy comparison with other renewable-rich countries

Energy production

Valuation of CCS investment in China's coal?fired power plants based on a compound real options model

Impact of renewable energies on the indian power system: Energy meteorological influences and case study of eefects on existing power fleet for rajasthan state

Emission savings

Review of comparative studies on market mechanisms for carbon emission reduction: a bibliometric analysis

What drives policy change for REDD+? A qualitative comparative analysis of the interplay between institutional and policy arena factors (open access)

Spatiotemporal changes of China's carbon emissions

Methane Emissions from the Baltimore?Washington Area Based on Airborne Observations: Comparison to Emissions Inventories

A radiative forcing analysis of tropical peatlands before and after their conversion to agricultural plantations

Urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts (SDG 13): transforming agriculture and food systems

Decarbonizing intraregional freight systems with a focus on modal shift (open access)

A geospatial approach of downscaling urban energy consumption density in mega-city Dhaka, Bangladesh

Climate change mitigation in the coal mining industry: low-carbon pathways and mine safety indicators


Stopping Solar Geoengineering Through Technical Means: A Preliminary Assessment of Counter?Geoengineering (open access)

Climate change

Temperature, precipitation, wind

Global ocean heat content redistribution during the 1998–2012 Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation negative phase

Distinct Mechanisms of Ocean Heat Transport Into the Arctic Under Internal Variability and Climate Change

Why SST trend in North Pacific is peculiarly negative against warming trend elsewhere since 1958

Dynamic and thermodynamic factors controlling increasing summer monsoon rainfall over the West African Sahel

Observed, simulated and projected extreme climate indices over Pakistan in changing climate

Changes in Extreme Rainfall Over India and China Attributed to Regional Aerosol?Cloud Interaction During the Late 20th Century Rapid Industrialization (open access)

Shifts in Precipitation Accumulation Extremes during the Warm Season over the United States

Extreme events

Changes in heat waves in Chile

Extreme weather events induced deaths in India 2001–2014: Trends and differentials by region, sex and age group (open access)

Short-term concurrent drought and heatwave frequency with 1.5 and 2.0 °C global warming in humid subtropical basins: a case study in the Gan River Basin, China

Investigation of the mechanisms leading to the 2017 Montreal flood (open access)

Forcings and feedbacks

An estimate of equilibrium climate sensitivity from interannual variability

Estimating the transient climate response from observed warming

Historical observations of cloudiness (1882–2012) over a large urban area of the eastern Mediterranean (Athens)

The radiative feedback during the ENSO cycle: Observations vs. Models

The climate response to multiple volcanic eruptions mediated by ocean heat uptake: damping processes and accumulation potential


An ocean-sea ice model study of the unprecedented Antarctic sea ice minimum in 2016 (open access)

Channelized, distributed, and disconnected: subglacial drainage under a valley glacier in the Yukon (open access)

Loss and Damage in the mountain cryosphere

Characteristics and fate of isolated permafrost patches in coastal Labrador, Canada (open access)

Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

The “Warm?Arctic/Cold?continents” pattern during 1901–2010

Influence of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation on the tropical climate response to CO2 forcing

On the relative roles of the atmosphere and ocean in the Atlantic Multi?decadal Variability

No robust evidence of future changes in major stratospheric sudden warmings: a multi-model assessment from CCMI (open access)

Carbon and nitrogen cycles

A Billion Tons of Unaccounted for Carbon in the Southeastern United States

Tundra landscape heterogeneity, not inter?annual variability, controls the decadal regional carbon balance in the Western Russian Arctic

Respiration of aged soil carbon during fall in permafrost peatlands enhanced by active layer deepening following wildfire but limited following thermokarst (open access)

Climate change impacts 


An assessment of the potential impact of climate change on rice farmers and markets in Bangladesh

Climate zones determine where substantial increases of maize yields can be attained in Northeast China

Regional morbidity and mortality during heatwaves in South Australia


Climate change and permafrost thaw-induced boreal forest loss in northwestern Canada (open access)

The interaction of temperature and precipitation determines productivity and diversity in a bunchgrass prairie ecosystem

Identifying critical climate periods for vegetation growth in the Northern Hemisphere

Spring Temperature, Migration Chronology, and Nutrient Allocation to Eggs in Three Species of Arctic?Nesting Geese: Implications for Resilience to Climate Warming

Distribution and protection of climatic refugia in North America (open access)

Corals sustain growth but not skeletal density across the Florida Keys Reef Tract despite ongoing warming

Assessing the sensitivity of bivalve populations to global warming using an individual?based modelling approach

Warming and land use change concurrently erode ecosystem services in Tibet

Dependency of Antarctic zooplankton species on ice algae?produced carbon suggests a sea ice?driven pelagic ecosystem during winter (open access)

Climatically driven changes in primary production propagate through trophic levels

Population response of an apex Antarctic consumer to its prey and climate fluctuations

The value of protected areas to avian persistence across 20 years of climate and land?use change

Larch (Larix dahurica Turcz) growth response to climate change in the Siberian permafrost zone

Experimental assessment of the sensitivity of an estuarine phytoplankton fall bloom to acidification and warming (open access)

Evidence of vegetation greening at alpine treeline ecotones: three decades of Landsat spectral trends informed by lidar-derived vertical structure (open access)

Other papers

Other environmental issues

On the Role of Heterogeneous Chemistry in Ozone Depletion and Recovery


Abrupt cold events in the North Atlantic Ocean in a transient Holocene simulation (open access)

Controls on Millennial?Scale Atmospheric CO2 Variability During the Last Glacial Period

Drought and vegetation change in the central Rocky Mountains and western Great Plains: potential climatic mechanisms associated with megadrought conditions at 4200 cal yr BP (open access)

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