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New research, October 8-14, 2018

Posted on 19 October 2018 by Ari Jokimäki

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

Climate change impacts 


Climate change and summer thermal comfort in China

Built-up area and population density: Two Essential Societal Variables to address climate hazard impact (open access)

Response of crop yield to different time-scales of drought in the United States: Spatio-temporal patterns and climatic and environmental drivers

A systematic review of how vulnerability of smallholder agricultural systems to changing climate is assessed in Africa (open access)

Prediction of drought-induced reduction of agricultural productivity in Chile from MODIS, rainfall estimates, and climate oscillation indices

Drought and its impacts in Ethiopia (open access)

How do staff motivation and workplace environment affect capacity of governments to adapt to climate change in developing countries?

The role of the private sector and citizens in urban climate change adaptation: Evidence from a global assessment of large cities (open access)

Coral Reef Island Initiation and Development Under Higher Than Present Sea Levels


Climate change vulnerability assessment of species

Climate change opens new frontiers for marine species in the Arctic: current trends and future invasion risks (open access)

Vulnerability of juvenile hermit crabs to reduced seawater pH and shading

Temperature niche position and breadth of ectomycorrhizal fungi: Reduced diversity under warming predicted by a nested community structure (open access)

Long?term change in bioconstruction potential of Maldivian coral reefs following extreme climate anomalies (open access)

Oysters as sentinels of climate variability and climate change in coastal ecosystems (open access)

Bacterial community response to a preindustrial?to?future CO2 gradient is limited and soil specific in Texas Prairie grassland (open access)

Ticket to spawn: Combining economic and genetic data to evaluate the effect of climate and demographic structure on spawning distribution in Atlantic cod

Consistent trophic amplification of marine biomass declines under climate change

Uneven winter snow influence on tree growth across temperate China

Climate change opens new frontiers for marine species in the Arctic: current trends and future invasion risks

Ocean acidification increases iodine accumulation in kelp?based coastal food webs

The response of boreal peatland community composition and NDVI to hydrologic change, warming and elevated carbon dioxide

Energy metabolism and survival of the juvenile recruits of the American lobster (Homarus americanus) exposed to a gradient of elevated seawater pCO2

Overlooked climate parameters best predict flowering onset: Assessing phenological models using the elastic net (open access)

Land surface greening suggests vigorous woody regrowth throughout European semi?natural vegetation (open access)

Growth response of alpine treeline forests to a warmer and drier climate on the southeastern Tibetan Plateau

Effect of climate on tree growth in the Pampa biome of Southeastern South America: first tree-ring chronologies in Uruguay

Delayed herbivory by migratory geese increases summer?long CO2 uptake in coastal western Alaska

The 1855 to 1859 locust plague in China

Cascading effects from plants to soil microorganisms explain how plant species richness and simulated climate change affect soil multifunctionality (open access)

Grass invasion and drought interact to alter the diversity and structure of native plant communities

Exploring the growth response of Norway spruce (Picea abies) along a small-scale gradient of soil water supply

Other impacts

The Northern California Wildfires of October 8-9, 2017: The Role of a Major Downslope Wind Event (open access)

Climate change mitigation

Climate change communication

Climate change and globalisation as ‘Double Exposure’: Implications for policy development

Unstoppable climate change? The influence of fatalistic beliefs about climate change on behavioural change and willingness to pay cross-nationally

Climate Policy

Inequality in energy and climate policies: Assessing distributional impact consideration in UK policy appraisal

Transforming China's electricity sector: Politics of institutional change and regulation

Job losses and political acceptability of climate policies: why the ‘job-killing’ argument is so persistent and how to overturn it

Energy production

“His main platform is ‘stop the turbines’ ”: Political discourse, partisanship and local responses to wind energy in Canada

Emission savings

Effect of Land Use and Land Cover Change in Context of Growth Enhancements in the U.S. since 1700: Net Source or Sink?

The greenhouse gas cost of agricultural intensification with groundwater irrigation in a Midwest US row cropping system

Is it time to abolish company car benefits? An analysis of transport behaviour in Germany and implications for climate change

Climate change

Temperature, precipitation, wind

Predicted chance that global warming will temporarily exceed 1.5oC

The impact of global warming on sea surface temperature based El Niño–Southern Oscillation monitoring indices (open access)

Regional differences in shifts of temperature trends across China between 1980 and 2017

Suppression of cold weather events over high latitude continents in warm climates

Frequency analysis of precipitation extremes under climate change

Respective impacts of Arctic sea ice decline and increasing greenhouse gases concentration on Sahel precipitation (open access)

Examining the origins of ocean heat content variability in the eastern North Atlantic subpolar gyre

Extreme events

Comprehensive assessment of drought from 1960 to 2013 in China based on different perspectives

Non?stationary peaks?over?threshold analysis of extreme precipitation events in Finland, 1961–2016

High?resolution regional climate model projections of future tropical cyclone activity in the Philippines (open access)

Dominant Role of the Ocean Mixed Layer Depth in the Increased Proportion of Intense Typhoons during 1980?2015 (open access)

Rainfall thresholds for landslide occurrence: systematic underestimation using coarse temporal resolution data

How Gulf-Stream SST-fronts influence Atlantic winter storms

Projected changes in summertime circulation patterns imply increased drought risk for the South?Central U.S.

Forcings and feedbacks

Long-term changes in the concentration of radiocarbon and the nature of the Hallstatt cycle

Quantifying human?mediated carbon cycle feedbacks


A statistical fracture model for Antarctic ice shelves and glaciers (open access)

Dynamic changes in outlet glaciers in northern Greenland from 1948 to 2015 (open access)

Processes influencing heat transfer in the near-surface ice of Greenland's ablation zone (open access)

Arctic sea ice thickness, volume, and multiyear ice coverage: losses and coupled variability (1958–2018) (open access)

Arctic?wide sea ice thickness estimates from combining satellite remote sensing data and a dynamic ice?ocean model with data assimilation during the CryoSat?2 period

Retrievals of Arctic sea?ice volume and its trend significantly affected by interannual snow variability

Tropical decadal variability and the rate of Arctic sea ice decrease

The linkage between Arctic sea ice and midlatitude weather: in the perspective of energy

The regional, seasonal, and lagged influence of the Amundsen Sea Low on Antarctic Sea Ice

Recent Kyagar glacier lake outburst flood frequency in Chinese Karakoram unprecedented over the last two centuries

The ice?free topography of Svalbard


Robust responses of the Sahelian hydrological cycle to global warming (open access)

A “mirror layer” of temperature and salinity in the ocean (open access)

Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

ENSO change in climate projections: forced response or internal variability?

A numerical study of interannual variability in the North Icelandic Irminger Current

Carbon and nitrogen cycles

Globally Significant CO2 Emissions From Katla, a Subglacial Volcano in Iceland

Future global soil respiration rates will swell despite regional decreases in temperature sensitivity caused by rising temperature (open access)

Estimating carbon loss due to internal decay in living trees using tomography: implications for forest carbon budgets (open access)

Contribution of soil inorganic carbon to atmospheric CO2: more important than previously thought

Reduced quantity and quality of SOM along a thaw sequence on the Tibetan Plateau (open access)

Multi?year net ecosystem carbon balance of a restored peatland reveals a return to carbon sink (open access)

Effect of urbanization on soil methane and nitrous oxide fluxes in subtropical Australia (open access)

Variability in Atmospheric Methane From Fossil Fuel and Microbial Sources Over the Last Three Decades

Carbonaceous material export from Siberian permafrost tracked across the Arctic Shelf using Raman spectroscopy (open access)

Other papers

General climate science

Spatio-temporal estimation of climatic variables for gap filling and record extension using Reanalysis data


Late?Quaternary history of ‘great lakes’ on the Tibetan Plateau and palaeoclimatic implications – A review

Drought periods during the 18th century in central Chile (33°S): a historical reconstruction perspective through of the revisit to the Benjamin Vicuña Mackenna work

Ice core evidence for decoupling between midlatitude atmospheric water cycle and Greenland temperature during the last deglaciation (open access)

Postglacial relative sea?level rise in the Limfjord region, northern Jutland, Denmark 


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