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New research, January 28 - February 3, 2019

Posted on 8 February 2019 by Ari Jokimäki

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

Climate change impacts 


Historical Analysis of U.S. Tornado Fatalities (1808-2017): Population, Science and Technology (open access)

Climate Change and Psychology: Effects of Rapid Global Warming on Violence and Aggression

Climate, conflict and forced migration (open access)

The Nexus of Climate Change, Land Use, and Conflicts (open access)

Assessment of climate change impacts on buildings, structures and infrastructure in the Russian regions on permafrost (open access)

Prediction of annual dengue incidence by hydro-climatic extremes for southern Taiwan

Sociodemographic, climatic variability and lower respiratory tract infections: a systematic literature review

Improving resilience to hot weather in the UK: The role of communication, behaviour and social insights in policy interventions

Activity modification in heat: critical assessment of guidelines across athletic, occupational, and military settings in the USA

The short-term effects of outdoor temperature on blood pressure among children and adolescents: finding from a large sample cross-sectional study in Suzhou, China

Differences in the impact of heat waves according to urban and peri-urban factors in Madrid

Using the excess heat factor to indicate heatwave-related urinary disease: a case study in Adelaide, South Australia

Spatial Patterns of Crop Yield Change by Emitted Pollutant (open access)

Improving rice development and phenology prediction across contrasting climate zones of China

Effects of climate change on the extension of the potential double cropping region and crop water requirements in Northern China

Adoption of potato varieties and their role for climate change adaptation in India (open access)

Can the development of drought tolerant ideotype sustain Australian chickpea yield? (open access)

When will current climate extremes affecting maize production become the norm? (open access)

Diagnosing the weather and climate features that influence pasture growth in Northern Australia (open access)

Climate extremes and agricultural commodity markets: A global economic analysis of regionally simulated events (open access)

Community-based adaptation to climate change in small island developing states: an analysis of the role of social capital (open access)

‘My new routine’: Assessing the impact of citizen science on climate adaptation in Bangladesh

Effects of deciduous shade trees on surface temperature and pedestrian thermal stress during summer and autumn


Global patterns of terrestriality in amphibian reproduction

Ontogenetic reduction in thermal tolerance is not alleviated by earlier developmental acclimation in Rana temporaria

Responses of an endangered brown bear population to climate change based on predictable food resource and shelter alterations (open access)

Migrating birds avoid flying through fog and low clouds

The impacts of warming on the toxicity of carbon nanotubes in mussels

Structural and functional responses of invertebrate communities to climate change and flow regulation in alpine catchments

Effects of short-term and long-term exposure to ocean acidification on carbonic anhydrase activity and morphometric characteristics in the invasive polychaete Branchiomma boholense (Annelida: Sabellidae): A case-study from a CO2 vent system

Systematic variation in North American tree species abundance distributions along macroecological climatic gradients

Effect of permafrost thaw on plant and soil fungal community in a boreal forest: Does fungal community change mediate plant productivity response?

Forest drought resistance at large geographic scales

A simple time-stepping scheme to simulate leaf area index, phenology, and gross primary production across deciduous broadleaf forests in the eastern United States (open access)

Ongoing seasonally uneven climate warming leads to earlier autumn growth cessation in deciduous trees

Climate change and tree harvest interact to affect future tree species distribution changes

Assessing spring phenology of a temperate woodland: A multiscale comparison of ground, unmanned aerial vehicle and Landsat satellite observations

Distribution margins as natural laboratories to infer species’ flowering responses to climate warming and implications for frost risk

Multiscale climate change impacts on plant diversity in the Atacama Desert

Agent-based modelling of wind damage processes and patterns in forests

Stable carbon and nitrogen isotopic composition of leaves, litter, and soils of various ecosystems along an elevational and land-use gradient at Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (open access)

Drought alters the trophic role of an opportunistic generalist in an aquatic ecosystem

Rangeland vulnerability to state transition under global climate change

Physiological and biochemical responses of Emiliania huxleyi to ocean acidification and warming are modulated by UV radiation (open access)

Variation in brachiopod microstructure and isotope geochemistry under low-pH–ocean acidification conditions (open access)

Reproductive losses due to climate change?induced earlier flowering are not the primary threat to plant population viability in a perennial herb

Other impacts

Climate?fire?vegetation interactions and the rise of novel landscape patterns in subalpine ecosystems, Colorado

Open fires in Greenland in summer 2017: transport, deposition and radiative effects of BC, OC and BrC emissions (open access)

Human- and climate-driven shoreline changes on a remote mountainous tropical Pacific Island: Tubuai, French Polynesia

Climate change mitigation

Climate change communication

Personalized risk messaging can reduce climate concerns

Bringing climate scientist’s tools into classrooms to improve conceptual understandings

Cognitive biases about climate variability in smallholder farming systems in Zambia (open access)

Evaluation of a template for countering misinformation—Real-world Autism treatment myth debunking (open access)

Missed opportunities: the absence of climate change in media coverage of forest fire events in Alberta

Climate Policy

China’s national carbon emissions trading scheme: lessons from the pilot emission trading schemes, academic literature, and known policy details

Energy production

Framing the picture of energy consumption in China

Measurement of effective energy consumption in China's rural household sector and policy implication

Emission savings

Greenhouse gas emissions due to national product consumption: from demand and research gaps to addressing key challenges

Socio-technical scenarios for energy-intensive industries: the future of steel production in Germany

The effect of regional mitigation of carbon dioxide emission on energy efficiency in China, based on a spatial econometrics approach

What causes deforestation in Indonesia? (open access)

Climate change

Temperature, precipitation, wind

Model derived uncertainties in deep ocean temperature trends between 1990?2010

Global mean surface temperature response to large?scale patterns of variability in observations and CMIP5

A link of China warming hiatus with the winter sea ice loss in Barents–Kara Seas

Changes in agro-climatic indices related to temperature in Central Chile

Comparison of extreme temperature response to 0.5°C additional warming between dry and humid regions over East?Central Asia

Recent acceleration of Arabian Sea warming induced by the Atlantic?western Pacific trans?basin multidecadal variability

Changes in intense rainfall events and dry periods across Africa in the twenty-first century

Future precipitation extremes over India from the CORDEX-South Asia experiments

Recent intensification of the seasonal rainfall cycle in equatorial Africa revealed by farmer perceptions, satellite-based estimates, and ground-based station measurements

Climate change suppresses Santa Ana winds of Southern California and sharpens their seasonality (open access)

Multi-model seasonal forecasts for the wind energy sector

Extreme events

Northeast Atlantic Storm Activity and its Uncertainty from the late 19th to the 21st Century (open access)

Pacific Ocean forcing and atmospheric variability are the dominant causes of spatially widespread droughts in the contiguous United States

Persistent Hydrological Consequences of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

A three-dimensional numerical simulation approach to assess typhoon hazards in China coastal regions

Growing spatial scales of synchronous river flooding in Europe

Forcings and feedbacks

Change detection of bare-ice albedo in the Swiss Alps (open access)

Accuracy of current Arctic springtime water vapour estimates, assessed by Raman lidar

Temporal and Spatial Characteristics of Short-term Cloud Feedback on Global and Local Interannual Climate Fluctuations from A-Train Observations (open access)

Total cloud cover climatology over the United Arab Emirates (open access)


Global glacier volume projections under high-end climate change scenarios (open access)

Estimation of the Antarctic surface mass balance using the regional climate model MAR (1979–2015) and identification of dominant processes (open access)

Assessment of the Greenland ice sheet–atmosphere feedbacks for the next century with a regional atmospheric model coupled to an ice sheet model (open access)

Resolving seasonal ice velocity of 45 Greenlandic glaciers with very high temporal details

Past and Projected Freezing/Thawing Indices in the Northern Hemisphere (open access)

Quantifying the light absorption and source attribution of insoluble light-absorbing particles on Tibetan Plateau glaciers between 2013 and 2015 (open access)


Rock glaciers as a water resource in a changing climate in the semiarid Chilean Andes

Global water availability under high-end climate change: A vulnerability based assessment

First Evidence of Anoxia and Nitrogen Loss in the Southern Canary Upwelling System

Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

Mechanisms and Impacts of a Partial AMOC Recovery Under Enhanced Freshwater Forcing

Investigating the feedbacks between CO2, vegetation and the AMOC in a coupled climate model (open access)

Carbon and nitrogen cycles

Linkage between tropical terrestrial carbon cycle and precipitation: The two anomalous years of 1979 and 1996 (open access)

Methane budget estimates in Finland from the CarbonTracker Europe-CH4 data assimilation system (open access)

Other papers


Holocene environmental history in high?Arctic North Greenland revealed by a combined biomarker and macrofossil approach

Vegetation and climate changes in northwestern Russia during the Lateglacial and Holocene inferred from the Lake Ladoga pollen record

Global bioevents and the Cretaceous/Paleogene boundary in Texas and Alabama: Stratigraphy, correlation and ocean acidification

Deep?sea oxygen depletion and ocean carbon sequestration during the last ice age

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