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New research, March 11-17, 2019

Posted on 22 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 impacts


Impact of ambient temperature on hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease in Hefei City, China

Climate change impacts on socioeconomic damages from weather-related events in China

Future changes in spring wheat yield in the European Russia as inferred from a large ensemble of high-resolution climate projections (open access)

Impacts of climate change on bovine livestock production in Argentina

The future potential for wine production in Scotland under high-end climate change (open access)

Vulnerability assessment of climate change impacts on a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) in the Philippines: the case of Batad Rice Terraces, Banaue, Ifugao, Philippines

Adaptive capacity of mountain community to climate change: case study in the Semien Mountains of Ethiopia

Pastoral system in the face of climate variability: household adaptation strategies in Borana Rangelands, Southern Ethiopia

Trends of extreme cold events in the central regions of Korea and their influence on the heating energy demand (open access)

Biologically effective solar ultraviolet exposures and the potential skin cancer risk for individual gold medalists of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games


Seasonal timing in honey bee colonies: phenology shifts affect honey stores and varroa infestation levels

Non?random latitudinal gradients in range size and niche breadth predicted by spatial patterns of climate (open access)

The adaptive potential of plant populations in response to extreme climate events

How climate affects extreme events and hence ecological population models (open access)

Experimental drought reduces genetic diversity in the grassland foundation species Bouteloua eriopoda

Seasonal changes in light availability modify the temperature dependence of secondary production in an arctic stream

Warmer winter ground temperatures trigger rapid growth of dahurian larch in the permafrost forests of northeast China

A quantitative assessment of mid-term risks of global change on forests in Western Mediterranean Europe

Cumulative effects of climatic factors on terrestrial vegetation growth

Phytoplankton calcifiers control nitrate cycling and the pace of transition in warming icehouse and cooling greenhouse climates (open access)

Status and trends of terrestrial arthropod abundance and diversity in the North Atlantic region of the Arctic

The variation of vegetation productivity and its relationship to temperature and precipitation based on the GLASS-LAI of different African ecosystems from 1982 to 2013

NDVI indicated inter-seasonal non-uniform time-lag responses of terrestrial vegetation growth to daily maximum and minimum temperature

Climate change mitigation

Climate change communication

Rapidly declining remarkability of temperature anomalies may obscure public perception of climate change

Collective responsibility framing also leads to mitigation behavior in East Asia: a replication study in Taiwan

Energy production

No race for the Arctic? Examination of interconnections between legal regimes for offshore petroleum licensing and level of industry activity

Estimating methane emissions from underground coal and natural gas production in southwestern Pennsylvania

How projected electricity price and personal values influence support for a 50% renewable energy target in Australia

Economic feasibility of energy recovery from waste plastic using pyrolysis technology: an Australian perspective

Visions for small-scale renewable energy production on Finnish farms – A Delphi study on the opportunities for new business (open access)

Emission savings

Country-scale greenhouse gas budgets using shipborne measurements: a case study for the UK and Ireland

Crises and emissions: New empirical evidence from a large sample

Are smart city projects catalyzing urban energy sustainability?


Effects of global warming and solar geoengineering on precipitation seasonality (open access)

Climate change

An integrated index of recent pan-Arctic climate change (open access)

Temperature, precipitation, wind

Long-term change in surface air temperature over DPR Korea, 1918–2015

Recurrent synoptic-scale Rossby wave patterns and their effect on the persistence of cold and hot spells

Variability of precipitation extremes over the Yangtze River Delta, eastern China, during 1960–2016

Rainfall seasonality changes and its possible teleconnections with global climate events in China

Projected changes in wind energy potential over West Africa under the global warming of 1.5 °C and above

Extreme events

Variability and predictability of North Atlantic hurricane frequency in a large ensemble of high-resolution atmospheric simulations

Contributions of SST anomalies in the Indo-Pacific Oceans to the interannual variability of tropical cyclone genesis frequency over the western North Pacific

Heat waves in Central Europe and tropospheric anomalies of temperature and geopotential heights

Multifractal Characterization of Meteorological Drought in India using Detrended Fluctuation Analysis

The European 2016/2017 drought

Forcings and feedbacks

Estimating Climate Feedbacks Using a Neural Network

Impacts of tropical tropopause warming on the stratospheric water vapor

Accounting for Several Infrared Radiation Processes in Climate Models

Nonlinear impacts of future anthropogenic aerosol emissions on Arctic warming (open access)

Long?term variability of aerosol optical depth in the Tatra Mountain region of Central Europe

Constraining a Historical Black Carbon Emission Inventory of the United States for 1960?2000

Source Attribution of Black Carbon Affecting Regional Air Quality, Premature Mortality and Glacial Deposition in 2000

Trends in global tropospheric ozone inferred from a composite record of TOMS/OMI/MLS/OMPS satellite measurements and the MERRA-2 GMI simulation (open access)


Firn data compilation reveals widespread decrease of firn air content in western Greenland (open access)

Large spatial variations in the flux balance along the front of a Greenland tidewater glacier (open access)

A comparative analysis between variations in wet snow zone and the main break-up and disintegration events in WILKINS ice shelf, Antarctic peninsula

Assessing uncertainties in sea ice extent climate indicators (open access)

Retrieval of snow freeboard of Antarctic sea ice using waveform fitting of CryoSat-2 returns (open access)

The role of Atlantic heat transport in future Arctic winter sea ice loss


Relative sea-level rise and the influence of vertical land motion at Tropical Pacific Islands

Decomposing mean sea level rise in a semi-enclosed basin, the Baltic Sea

Decadal Sea Level Variability in the Pacific Ocean: Origins and Climate Modes Contributions

Synchrony in catchment stream colour levels is driven by both local and regional climate (open access)

Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

Evolution of ocean heat content related to ENSO

Recent strengthening of Greenland blocking drives summertime surface warming over northern Canada and eastern Siberia

Impacts of tropical Indian and Atlantic Ocean warming on the occurrence of the 2017/18 La Niña

Enhanced latent heating over Tibetan Plateau as a key for the enhanced East Asian summer monsoon circulation under a warming climate

Carbon and nitrogen cycles

Deciphering patterns and drivers of heat and carbon storage in the Southern Ocean

Insights from year-long measurements of air–water CH4 and CO2 exchange in a coastal environment (open access)

Radiative forcing of methane fluxes offsets net carbon dioxide uptake for a tropical flooded forest

Warming impacts on boreal fen CO2 exchange under wet and dry conditions

Other papers


Cloud Cover Feedback Moderates Fennoscandian Summer Temperature Changes Over the Past 1,000 Years (open access)

Widespread global peatland establishment and persistence over the last 130,000 y

Submarine moraines in Southeast Greenland fjords reveal contrasting outlet?glacier behaviour since the Last Glacial Maximum

Climate Factors Leading to Asymmetric Extreme Capture in the Tree?Ring Record

Pleistocene glacial history of the New Zealand subantarctic islands (open access)

Other environmental issues

Global assessment of marine biodiversity potentially threatened by offshore hydrocarbon activities

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  1. This whole web site is government funded propaganda.... Climate change is a scam...  There is nothing to argue and discuss. This is all leading to a big money and power grab. I can't see past the scam to even consider the fake climate change content.

    It's March. The snow has melted. The Crocus's are starting to pop us as they do every year at this time. Nothing has changed. Same ole, same ole. It got down to -25 F this year. Too bad it won't kill off the mosquitos. And.. and, if it gets up to 104 F as it did in 2013, that didn't kill the mosquitos either. 

    So the average temperature raised 0.5 C in the last 50 years? I laugh. That is NOT climate changing. It goes from -25 F to as high as 104 F where I live in 6 month, year in and year out.  Saying 0.5 C in 50 years is detrimental is a joke. I laugh you to scorn.

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  2. Oriondestiny@1,

    Your comment appears to be a political attack on this site for its efforts to improve awareness and understanding in a way that is contrary to your developed personal interests.

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  3. Regarding comment @1 thankfully deleted. I didn't want to give it oxygen but one related comment might be appropriate. We sometimes hear the climate denialist claim that global warming is a scam to give governments more money and power. This is a myth of course, and might deserve a place in the list of myths with a suitable refutation (eg carbon fee and dividend obviously doesn't give them power and money). I had a look, but can't see it in the list. 

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  4. nigelj

    It may not be helpful to add a myth that "global warming is a scam to give governments more money and power". That may give the politically-motivated deniers (which is the vast majority of them) more oxygen to incorrectly accuse this site of being politically-motivated.

    And the wrong type of people 'winning power' can indeed abuse global warming in scams to give 'Themselves' more money and power.

    My most recently developed preference is that it would be more helpful to call people who incorrectly claim that 'information presented on this site should be strictly science based (no discussion of the climate science evaluations of the future consequences of a lack of correction of developed economic activity), 'politically motivated by an incorrect and harmful developed desire to continue to benefit as much as possible from the burning of fossil fuels (a harmful desire that can be changed/corrected by improved awareness and understanding)'.

    This is not an area of research to be pursued in climate science or sites like this one that help improve awareness and understanding of climate science and the related corrections of developed human activity to develop sustainable improvements for humanity. This is an Ethical and Moral matter that leaders (in business and politics), should be responsibly improving their awarenss and understanding of (rather than creating misleading claims and promoting misunderstanding in the general population regarding climate science that participants in sites like this one have to put effort into attempting to over-come and correct).

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  5. OPOF @4, 

    I did consider that, but we won't convince the hard core denialists whatever we do, especially by appeasing them and letting them set the terms of the discussion or website content. It's only the middle ground of people we can connect with, and they probably want an answer to the question about whether government has some ulterior motive like a money grab. Provided such a refutation is evidence based and doesn't make political value judgements.

    I agree with the second half of your comment.

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  6. OPOF @4, and the denialists will accuse any climate science website of being politically motivated, regardless of what it says. It's just part of their silly rhetoric.

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