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New research, March 4-10, 2019

Posted on 14 March 2019 by Ari Jokimäki

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. This post has separate sections for: Climate Change, Climate Change Impacts, Climate Change Mitigation, and Other Papers.

Climate change

Estimates of Decadal Climate Predictability from an Interactive Ensemble Model

Temperature, precipitation, wind

Lyapunov exponents and temperature transitions in a warming Australia

Recent Surface Air Temperature Change over Mainland China Based on an Urbanization-Bias Adjusted Dataset

Spatial patterns of trends in seasonal extreme temperatures in India during 1980–2010 (open access)

Predictability of North Atlantic Sea Surface Temperature and Upper Ocean Heat Content

Human influence on winter precipitation trends (1921?2015) over North America and Eurasia revealed by dynamical adjustment

A probabilistic gridded product for daily precipitation extremes over the United States (open access)

A review of past and projected changes in Australia's rainfall

Interdecadal seesaw of precipitation variability between North China and the Southwest US (open access)

Predictable and Unpredictable Aspects of US West Coast Rainfall and El Niño: Understanding the 2015-2016 Event

Extreme events

Hotspots of Climate Extremes in the Future

Are mid?20th century forced changes in North Atlantic hurricane potential intensity detectable?

Extreme rainfall associated with Hurricane Maria over Puerto Rico and its connections to climate variability and change

Weather Radar Network Benefit Model for Tornadoes

Post-disaster recovery in the cyclone Aila affected coastline of Bangladesh: women’s role, challenges and opportunities

Changing characteristics of meteorological droughts in Nigeria during 1901–2010

Perceived effects of drought on household food security in South-western Uganda: Coping responses and determinants (open access)

Understanding the spatio-temporal structure of recent heat waves over India

Mean warming not variability drives marine heatwave trends

Forcings and feedbacks

Evaluating models' response of tropical low clouds to SST forcings using CALIPSO observations (open access)

First effort for constructing a high density photosynthetically active radiation dataset during 1961-2014 in China

Potential impacts of Arctic warming on Northern Hemisphere mid-latitude aerosol optical depth

Evaluating the relationship between interannual variations in the Antarctic Ozone Hole and Southern Hemisphere surface climate in chemistry-climate models

Persistent spring shortwave cloud radiative effect and the associated circulations over southeastern China (open access)

A spatially explicit and temporally highly resolved analysis of variations in fog occurrence over Europe


The expanding footprint of rapid Arctic change (open access)

Increased Greenland melt triggered by large-scale, year-round cyclonic moisture intrusions (open access)

Role of discrete water recharge from supraglacial drainage systems in modeling patterns of subglacial conduits in Svalbard glaciers (open access)

Meteorology and summer net radiation of an arctic alpine glacier: Svenbreen, Svalbard

Extracting recent short-term glacier velocity evolution over southern Alaska and the Yukon from a large collection of Landsat data (open access)

Pervasive cold ice within a temperate glacier – implications for glacier thermal regimes, sediment transport and foreland geomorphology (open access)

Physical and optical characteristics of heavily melted “rotten” Arctic sea ice (open access)

Fram Strait sea ice export affected by thinning: comparing high-resolution simulations and observations

Synoptic climate evidence of a late-twentieth century change to earlier spring ice-out on Maine Lakes, USA

New ground ice maps for Canada using a paleogeographic modelling approach (open access)


Deep groundwater quality in the southwestern United States (open access)

The formation of a dry?belt in the north side of central Himalaya Mountains

Sustained growth of high mountain lakes in the headwaters of the Syr Darya River, Central Asia

Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

Weakening of the El Niño amplitude since the late 1990s and its link to decadal change in the North Pacific climate

The atmospheric pathway of the cloud-radiative impact on the circulation response to global warming: important and uncertain

Atlantic Water pathways along the north?western Svalbard shelf mapped using vessel?mounted current profilers

Eurasian Cold Air Outbreaks under Different Arctic Stratospheric Polar Vortex Strength

Climate variability and change of Mediterranean-type climates

Impacts of the North Atlantic subtropical high on interannual variation of summertime heat stress over the conterminous United States

Carbon and nitrogen cycles

Potential future methane emission hot spots in Greenland (open access)

Organic carbon stocks in mountain grassland soils of northwestern Kashmir Himalaya: spatial distribution and effects of altitude, plant diversity and land use

Detecting regional modes of variability in observation?based surface ocean pCO2

Forest age improves understanding of the global carbon sink

Role of forest regrowth in global carbon sink dynamics

Photosynthetic adaptation to low iron, light, and temperature in Southern Ocean phytoplankton

Significant organic carbon accumulation in two coastal acid sulfate soil wetlands

Climate change impacts


Hot and bothered? Associations between temperature and crime in Australia

Climate change, environmental stress and loss of livelihoods can push people towards illegal activities: a case study from coastal Bangladesh

Climate change in context: putting people first in the Arctic (open access)

Meeting user needs for sea?level rise information: a decision analysis perspective (open access)

Raising genetic yield potential in high productive countries: Designing wheat ideotypes under climate change (open access)

The impact of climate change on grapevine phenology and the influence of altitude: A regional study

Perceptions and responses of Pacific Island fishers to changing coral reefs

Effective scaling of climate smart agriculture innovations in African smallholder agriculture: A review of approaches, policy and institutional strategy needs


Differences in growth between shrubs and trees: How does the stature of woody plants influence their ability to thrive in cold regions?

Size?based ecological interactions drive food web responses to climate warming (open access)

Drier tropical forests are susceptible to functional changes in response to a long?term drought (open access)

Satellite-observed solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence reveals higher sensitivity of alpine ecosystems to snow cover on the Tibetan Plateau

Precipitation has dominant influences on the variation of plant hydraulics of the native Castanopsis fargesii (Fagaceae) in subtropical China

Climate change mitigation

Towards net zero CO2 emissions without relying on massive carbon dioxide removal (open access)

Climate change communication

How positive is “change” in climate change? A sentiment analysis

When climate change is missing: Media discourse on coal mining in the Czech Republic

Putting on partisan glasses: Political identity, quality of life, and oil and gas production in Colorado

Climate Policy

Climate change litigation: A review of research on courts and litigants in climate governance

Building Climate Coalitions on Preferential Free Trade Agreements

Energy production

The structure of attitudes towards shale gas extraction in the United Kingdom

Emission savings

Characterizing uncertainties in atmospheric inversions of fossil fuel CO2 emissions in California (open access)

CO2 emissions accounting for the chemical industry: an empirical analysis for China

Subsidizing renewables as part of taking leadership in international climate policy: The German case

Determining the climate impact of food for use in a climate tax—design of a consistent and transparent model (open access)

Other papers

General climate science

A historical Southern Ocean climate dataset from whaling ships’ logbooks (open access)


No evidence for a large atmospheric CO2 spike across the Cretaceous?Paleogene boundary

Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation reconstructed from trans-Pacific tree rings: 1350–2004 CE (open access)

A Euro-Mediterranean tree-ring reconstruction of the winter NAO index since 910 C.E. 

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