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New research, September 24-30, 2018

Posted on 5 October 2018 by Ari Jokimäki

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

Climate change mitigation

Climate change communication

Enduring Extremes? Polar Vortex, Drought, and Climate Change Beliefs

Not in my back yard: Egocentrism and climate change skepticism across the globe

Climate Policy

Environmental integrity of international carbon market mechanisms under the Paris Agreement (open access)

Altruism and Global Environmental Taxes (open access)

International trade and the distribution of economy-wide benefits from the disbursement of climate finance

Energy production

Current perspectives on nuclear energy as a global climate change mitigation option

Changes in soil organic carbon stocks after conversion from forest to oil palm plantations in Malaysian Borneo (open access)

Curtailment of renewable energy in Northwest China and market-based solutions

Assessing the impact of drought on the emissions- and water-intensity of California's transitioning power sector

Emission savings

The crux with reducing emissions in the long-term: The underestimated “now” versus the overestimated “then” (open access)

Observing local CO2 sources using low-cost, near-surface urban monitors (open access)

Carbon emissions from South?East Asian peatlands will increase despite emission?reduction schemes (open access)

Changes in Irrigation Practices likely Mitigate Nitrous Oxide Emissions from California Cropland

Effect of dung quantity and quality on greenhouse gas fluxes from tropical pastures in Kenya

Climate change

Consensus in climate classifications for present climate and global warming scenarios

Climate, history, and culture in the United States

Temperature, precipitation, wind

Air temperature and lapse rate variation in the ice?free and glaciated areas of northern James Ross Island, Antarctic Peninsula, during 2013–2016

Decadal differences of the diurnal temperature range in the Aral Sea region at the turn of the century (open access)

Observed changes in maximum and minimum temperatures over China- Pakistan economic corridor during 1980–2016

Disproportionate magnitude of climate change in United States national parks (open access)

Influence of source and scale of gridded temperature data on modelled spring onset patterns in the conterminous United States (open access)

Temperature Trends and Anomalies in Modern Satellite Data: Infrared Sounding and GPS Radio Occultation

The Role of Melting Snow in the Ocean Surface Heat Budget

On the statistical significance of climatic trends estimated from GPS tropospheric time series

How well do stratospheric reanalyses reproduce high-resolution satellite temperature measurements? (open access)

Short warm-side temperature distribution tails drive hotspots of warm temperature extreme increases under near-future warming

Seasonal prediction of high?resolution temperature at 2?m height over Mongolia during boreal winter using both coupled general circulation model and artificial neural network (open access)

Spatial and temporal variations of summer hot days and heat waves and their relationships with large?scale atmospheric circulations across Northeast China

Future evolution of extreme precipitation in the Mediterranean

Assessment of climate change for extreme precipitation indices: A case study from the central United States

Extreme events

California's Drought of the Future: A Midcentury Recreation of the Exceptional Conditions of 2012?2017 (open access)

A winter-season lightning climatology for the contiguous United States

Effects of Climate Change on Wind-Driven Heavy Snowfall Events over Eastern North America

Projected changes in drought across the wheat belt of southeastern Australia using a downscaled climate ensemble

More prolonged droughts by the end of the century in the Middle East (open access)

Does forest cover help prevent flood damage? Empirical evidence from India

Impacts of El Niño–Southern Oscillation on heat waves in the Indochina peninsula (open access)

Forcings and feedbacks

The global warming potential of near-surface emitted water vapour (open access)

How well are clouds simulated over Greenland in climate models? Consequences for the surface cloud radiative effect over the ice sheet

Asymmetric Cloud?Shortwave Radiation?Sea Surface Temperature Feedback of Ningaloo Niño/Niña

Time evolution of the cloud response to moisture intrusions into the Arctic during winter

Mineral Weathering and the Permafrost Carbon?Climate Feedback

Total ozone characteristics associated with regional meteorology in West Antarctica


Recent Third Pole’s rapid warming accompanies cryospheric melt and water cycle intensification and interactions between monsoon and environment: multi-disciplinary approach with observation, modeling and analysis (open access)

The Trajectory Towards a Seasonally Ice-Free Arctic Ocean (open access)

Changing state of Arctic sea ice across all seasons (open access)

Satellite-derived sea ice export and its impact on Arctic ice mass balance (open access)

Drivers of Antarctic sea ice volume change in CMIP5 models

Surface Meltwater Impounded by Seasonal Englacial Storage in West Greenland

Dual-satellite (Sentinel-2 and Landsat 8) remote sensing of supraglacial lakes in Greenland (open access)

Modeling the effect of Ross Ice Shelf melting on the Southern Ocean in quasi-equilibrium (open access)

Ocean stratification and low melt rates at the Ross Ice Shelf grounding zone

Spatial distributions and temporal variations of the near-surface soil freeze state across China under climate change

Cover Crops May Cause Winter Warming in Snow?Covered Regions


Partitioning Evapotranspiration Over the Continental United States Using Weather Station Data

Hydrological response of biological soil crusts to global warming: A ten?year simulative study (open access)

Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

North American weather regimes are becoming more persistent: Is Arctic amplification a factor? (open access)

Lagrangian transport across the upper Arctic waters in the Canadian Basin

Evaluation of subtropical North Atlantic ocean circulation in CMIP5 models against the observational array at 26.5°N and its changes under continued warming (open access)

Performance of the CMIP5 models in the simulation of the Himalaya-Tibetan Plateau monsoon

Carbon and nitrogen cycles

Inconsistent response of Arctic permafrost peatland carbon accumulation to warm climate phases

Legacies of past land use have a stronger effect on forest carbon exchange than future climate change in a temperate forest landscape (open access)

The fate of carbon and nutrients exported out of the Southern Ocean

The response of the marine nitrogen cycle to ocean acidification (open access)

Climate change impacts 


Influence of changes in socioeconomic and climatic conditions on future heat-related health challenges in Europe

Weekly heat wave death prediction model using zero-inflated regression approach

The influence of large-scale factors on the heat load on human beings in Poland in the summer months

Taking Stock: the Field of Climate and Security

Mapping the vulnerability of European summer tourism under 2 °C global warming

The impact of future climate change and potential adaptation methods on Maize yields in West Africa

Developing signals to trigger adaptation to sea-level rise (open access)


Thresholds and drivers of coral calcification responses to climate change (open access)

Physiological and biochemical responses of a coralline alga and a sea urchin to climate change: Implications for herbivory

Spring temperature, migration chronology, and nutrient allocation to eggs in three species of arctic?nesting geese: Implications for resilience to climate warming (open access)

Species?specific phenological trends in shallow Pampean lakes’ (Argentina) zooplankton driven by contemporary climate change in the Southern Hemisphere (open access)

Controls of terrestrial ecosystem nitrogen loss on simulated productivity responses to elevated CO2 (open access)

Combined effects of warming and nutrients on marine communities are moderated by predators and vary across functional groups

Using species traits to guide conservation actions under climate change

Adaptation pathways for conservation law and policy

Response of tropical terrestrial gross primary production to the super El Niño event in 2015

Mismatch in elevational shifts between satellite observed vegetation greenness and temperature isolines during 2000–2016 on the Tibetan Plateau (open access) 

Other papers

General climate science

Lapse Rate or Cold Point: The Tropical Tropopause Identified by In Situ Trace Gas Measurements


Cold tropical Pacific sea surface temperatures during the late sixteenth?century North American megadrought

Evidence of meltwater pulses into the North Pacific over the last 20?ka due to the decay of Kamchatka Glaciers and Cordilleran Ice Sheet

Other environmental issues 

Humans are the most significant global geomorphological driving force of the 21st century

Who is legally responsible for deaths caused by air pollution?

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