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New research, October 1-7, 2018

Posted on 12 October 2018 by Ari Jokimäki

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

Climate change

Understanding the abrupt climate change in the mid-1970s from a phase-space transform perspective

Temperature, precipitation, wind

Distinguishing trends and shifts from memory in climate data

Persistence of observed air temperatures in Iceland

Revisiting the Mystery of Recent Stratospheric Temperature Trends (open access)

Establishment of a long-term lake-surface temperature dataset within the European Alps extending back to 1880 (open access)

Spatially variable warming of the Laurentian Great Lakes: an interaction of bathymetry and climate

Daily mean temperature estimate at the US SURFRAD stations as an average of the maximum and minimum temperatures

Importance of the El Niño teleconnection to the 21st century California wintertime extreme precipitation increase

Observed trends in temperature and rainfall in Bangladesh using pre-whitening approach

Later wet seasons with more intense rainfall over Africa under future climate change

Assessment of projected agro-climatic indices over Awun river basin, Nigeria for the late twenty-first century (open access)

“Dry gets drier, wet gets wetter”: A case study over the arid regions of central Asia

Extreme events

Selective Ensemble Mean Technique for Severe European Windstorms

A first collective validation of global fluvial flood models for major floods in Nigeria and Mozambique (open access)

Extreme precipitation events during 1960–2011 for the Northwest China: space-time changes and possible causes

Stronger Contributions of Urbanization to Heat Wave Trends in Wet Climates

Proxy?Based Assessment of Strength and Frequency of Meteotsunamis in Future Climate

Forcings and feedbacks

The Relationship Between Cloud Radiative Effect and Surface Temperature Variability at El Niño?Southern Oscillation Frequencies in CMIP5 Models

Anthropogenic Aerosol Indirect Effects in Cirrus Clouds

Atmospheric CO and CH4 time series and seasonal variations on Reunion Island from ground-based in situ and FTIR (NDACC and TCCON) measurements (open access)

Leaf Trait Acclimation Amplifies Simulated Climate Warming in Response to Elevated Carbon Dioxide (open access)

Long-term memory and multifractality of downwelling longwave radiation flux at the Earth’s surface

Effects of mixing state on optical and radiative properties of black carbon in the European Arctic (open access)


Greenland submarine melt water observed in the Labrador and Irminger Sea

Simulation of the future sea level contribution of Greenland with a new glacial system model (open access)

Oceanic heat delivery to the Antarctic continental shelf: Large?scale, low?frequency variability

Velocity increases at Cook Glacier, East Antarctica, linked to ice shelf loss and a subglacial flood event (open access)

Black carbon (BC) in a northern Tibetan mountain: effect of Kuwait fires on glaciers (open access)

Understanding the discharge regime of a glacierized alpine catchment in the Tianshan Mountains using an improved HBV-D hydrological model

Bright Prospects for Arctic Sea Ice Prediction on Subseasonal Time Scales (open access)

Warm Arctic, increased winter sea?ice growth?

Changes in sea-surface temperature and atmospheric circulation patterns associated with reductions in Arctic sea ice cover in recent decades (open access)


Drivers, timing and some impacts of global aridity change (open access)

Fluvial response to a period of hydrometeorological change and landscape disturbance in the Canadian High Arctic

Analysis of spatial and temporal evolution of hydrological and meteorological elements in Nenjiang River basin, China

Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

The fast response of the tropical circulation to CO2forcing

Interaction between the black carbon aerosol warming effect and East Asian monsoon using RegCM4 (open access)

Ocean-Atmosphere Dynamical Coupling Fundamental to the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation

Carbon and nitrogen cycles

Divergent patterns of experimental and model-derived permafrost ecosystem carbon dynamics in response to Arctic warming (open access)

Climate change impacts 


Investigating the Relationship Between Climate and Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)

Investigating the effect of climatic parameters on mental disorder admissions

Climate and the Global Famine of 1876-78 (open access)

Potential impacts of climate change on storage conditions for commercial agriculture: an example for potato production in Michigan

The consequences of change in management practices on maize yield under climate warming in Iran

Quantifying sources of uncertainty in projected wheat yield changes under climate change in eastern Australia

Adapting to sea level rise: Emerging governance issues in the San Francisco Bay Region

Responses of sub-Saharan smallholders to climate change: Strategies and drivers of adaptation

Mapping discourses of climate change adaptation in the United Kingdom


Satellite observations of enhanced chlorophyll variability in the Southern California Bight

A century of climate and land?use change cause species turnover without loss of beta diversity in California's Central Valley

Impact of climate on the population dynamics of an alpine ungulate: a long-term study of the Tatra chamois Rupicapra rupicapra tatrica (open access)

Modelling climate change effects on Zagros forests in Iran using individual and ensemble forecasting approaches

Pivotal roles of environmental sensing and signaling mechanisms in plant responses to climate change (open access)

Links between recent trends in airborne pollen concentration, meteorological parameters and air pollutants

Northward expansion of the bivoltine life cycle of the cricket over the last four decades (open access)

Sound characteristics of Terapon Fish (Terapon jorbua) as a response to temperature changes

Implications of evergreen shrub expansion in the Arctic

Winter temperature structures mangrove species distributions and assemblage composition in China

Climate change mitigation

Maladaptation and development as usual? Investigating climate change mitigation and adaptation projects in Cambodia

Climate change communication

Perceptions of scientific consensus predict later beliefs about the reality of climate change using cross-lagged panel analysis: A response to Kerr and Wilson (2018)

Climate change is the World's greatest threat – In celsius or fahrenheit? (open access) 

Energy production

Coal-fired power plant regulatory rollback in the United States: Implications for local and regional public health

Projecting impacts of carbon dioxide emission reductions in the US electric power sector: evidence from a data-rich approach

Observation-based solar and wind power capacity factors and power densities (open access)

Variability of household fuelwood consumption in a rural Sudano-Sahelian context in Burkina Faso

CO2 emission changes of China's power generation system: Input-output subsystem analysis

Emission savings

Global projections of future cropland expansion to 2050 and direct impacts on biodiversity and carbon storage

Trends of the EU’s territorial and consumption-based emissions from 1990 to 2016

Global projections of future cropland expansion to 2050 and direct impacts on biodiversity and carbon storage

Characterization of trace gas emissions at an intermediate port (open access)

Explaining shifts in UK electricity demand using time use data from 1974 to 2014 (open access)

A longitudinal study of electricity consumption growth in Kenya

Accessing provincial energy efficiencies in China’s transport sector

The growing importance of scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions from industry

Other papers


A Wetter Arctic Coincident with Hemispheric Warming 8,000 Years Ago

Temperature seasonality in the North American continental interior during the Early Eocene Climatic Optimum (open access)

Other environmental issues 

Continued Emissions of the Ozone Depleting Substance Carbon Tetrachloride from Eastern Asia

Trends in China's anthropogenic emissions since 2010 as the consequence of clean air actions (open access)

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