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New research, August 27 - September 2, 2018

Posted on 7 September 2018 by Ari Jokimäki

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

Climate change impacts 


Climate Change and Heat-Related Excess Mortality in the Eastern USA

Climate change impacts on peak building cooling energy demand in a coastal megacity (open access)

Flood prediction and mitigation in coastal tourism areas, a case study: Hurghada, Egypt

Drivers of response to extreme weather warnings among marine fishermen

Are farmers’ adaptations enhancing food production? Evidence from China

Climate trends, risks and coping strategies in smallholder farming systems in Uganda (open access)

Views from two mountains: exploring climate change impacts on traditional farming communities of Eastern Africa highlands through participatory scenarios (open access)

Implementing climate change adaptation: lessons from India’s national adaptation fund on climate change (NAFCC)

Broadening understandings of drought – The climate vulnerability of farmworkers and rural communities in California (USA) (open access)

Traumatic and Nontraumatic Driving Accidents Due to Dry Spells in Northern Iran: A Time Series Analysis

Climate change beliefs in an agricultural context: what is the role of values held by farming and non-farming groups?


Thresholds and drivers of coral calcification responses to climate change

Exceptional Thermal Tolerance of Coral Reefs in American Samoa: a Review

Depth?dependent thermal stress around corals in the tropical Pacific Ocean

Tree carbon allocation explains forest drought?kill and recovery patterns

Climate and leaf traits, not latitude, explain variation in plant?herbivore interactions across a species’ range

Extending the Latent Dirichlet Allocation model to presence/absence data: A case study on North American breeding birds and biogeographical shifts expected from climate change

High?Frequency Greenhouse Gas Flux Measurement System Detects Winter Storm Surge Effects on Salt Marsh

Spatial Heterogeneity of the Temporal Dynamics of Arctic Tundra Vegetation

Snow-melt events in autumn can reduce or cancel the soil warming effect of snow-vegetation interactions in the Arctic

Thermal stress and energy metabolism in two circumtropical decapod crustaceans: Responses to acute temperature events

Climatic warming shifts the soil nematode community in a desert steppe

Pivotal roles of environmental sensing and signaling mechanisms in plant responses to climate change

Moisture?mediated responsiveness of treeline shifts to global warming in the Himalayas

Rising levels of temperature and CO2 antagonistically affect phytoplankton primary productivity in the South China Sea

Warming accelerates mangrove expansion and surface elevation gain in a subtropical wetland (open access)

Differential responses of canopy nutrients to experimental drought along a natural aridity gradient

Estimating tree phenology from high frequency tree movement data

Grazing and spring snow counteract the effects of warming on an alpine plant community in Tibet through effects on the dominant species

Mismatch in elevational shifts between satellite observed vegetation greenness and temperature isolines during 2000?2016 on the Tibetan Plateau

Exotic shrub species (Caragana korshinskii) is more resistant to extreme natural drought than native species (Artemisia gmelinii) in a semiarid revegetated ecosystem

Drivers of Ice Algal Bloom Variability between 1980 and 2015 in the Chukchi Sea

Other impacts

Impact of ocean acidification on the carbonate sediment budget of a temperate mixed beach

Climate change mitigation

Climate Policy

The influence of extractive activities on public support for renewable energy policy

The nexus between social inequality and CO2 emissions revisited: Challenging its empirical validity

Energy production

What stalls a renewable energy industry? Industry outlook of the aviation biofuels industry in Australia, Germany, and the USA

The spatial extent of renewable and non-renewable power generation: A review and meta-analysis of power densities and their application in the U.S. (open access)

Knowledge flow in low-carbon technology transfer: A case of India's wind power industry

Emission savings

Consumption?based accounting of global anthropogenic CH4 emissions (open access)

Impact of intensive fish farming on methane emission in a tropical hydropower reservoir

Spatiotemporal Changes of China's Carbon Emissions

Distinguishing anthropogenic CO2 emissions from different energy intensive industrial sources using OCO?2 observations: a case study in northern China

Assessing the availability of life cycle assessments in Austria 

Climate change 

Temperature, precipitation, wind

Is long-term climate memory important in temperature/precipitation predictions over China?

Shifts in Precipitation Accumulation Extremes During the Warm Season Over the United States (open access)

Variability and trends in record air temperature events of Turkey and their associations with atmospheric oscillations and anomalous circulation patterns

Extreme events

Impact of climate change on landslides frequency: the Esino river basin case study (Central Italy)

Precipitation and air temperature extremes in the Amazon and northeast Brazil

Is the urban heat island exacerbated during heatwaves in southern Australian cities?

Variability in landfalling trends of cyclonic disturbances over North Indian Ocean region during current and pre-warming climate

Extreme climate event changes in China in 1.5°C and 2°C warmer climates: Results from statistical and dynamical downscaling

Forcings and feedbacks

Lethargic response to aerosol emissions in current climate models

Temperature dependency of metabolic rates in the upper ocean: A positive feedback to global climate change?

Falling snow radiative effects enhance the global warming response of the Tropical Pacific atmosphere

Did smoke from city fires in World War II cause global cooling?


North Atlantic natural variability modulates emergence of widespread Greenland melt in a warming climate

Arctic Sea Ice Melt Onset Timing from Passive Microwave? and Surface Air Temperature?based Methods

Modelling the impacts of projected sea ice decline on the low atmosphere and near?surface permafrost on the North Slope of Alaska

Changing ecosystem influences on soil thermal regimes in northern high-latitude permafrost regions (open access)


Uncertainty in sea level rise projections due to the dependence between contributors (open access)

Climate change to offset improvements in watershed acid?base status provided by Clean Air Act and Amendments: A model application in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Trends in evapotranspiration and their responses to climate change and vegetation greening over the upper reaches of the Yellow River Basin

Partitioning evapotranspiration over the continental United States using weather station data

Uncertainties in projected runoff over the conterminous United States (open access)

Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

Future drying in Central America and northern South America linked with Atlantic meridional overturning circulation

Influence of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation on the Northern Hemisphere surface temperature response to radiative forcing

Hysteresis and Resilience of the AMOC in an Eddy?Permitting GCM

Impact of the Atlantic Meridional Mode on Gulf Stream North Wall Position

Combined influence of the Arctic Oscillation and the Scandinavia pattern on spring surface air temperature variations over Eurasia

The influences of the Arctic troposphere on the midlatitude climate variability and the recent Eurasian cooling

Detection of a climatological short break in the polar night jet in early winter and its relation to cooling over Siberia (open access)

Response of the Intertropical Convergence Zone to Antarctic Ice Sheet Melt

Robust and Nonrobust Impacts of Atmospheric Cloud?Radiative Interactions on the Tropical Circulation and Its Response to Surface Warming

Western Pacific oceanic heat content: a better predictor of La Niña than of El Niño

Carbon and nitrogen cycles

Elevated CO2 and warming cause interactive effects on soil carbon and shifts in carbon use by bacteria

Ecosystem context illuminates conflicting roles of plant diversity in carbon storage

Other papers

General climate science

Introducing the urban wind island effect (open access) 


Historical black carbon deposition in the Canadian High Arctic: a >250-year long ice-core record from Devon Island (open access)

Evidence for the impact of the 8.2-kyBP climate event on Near Eastern early farmers

Summer temperature variability inferred from tree-ring records in the central Hengduan Mountains, southeastern Tibetan Plateau

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