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New research, April 1-7, 2019

Posted on 12 April 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


Potential impacts of climate change on dengue fever distribution using RCP scenarios in China (open access)

Effects of Increasing Aridity on Ambient Dust and Public Health in the U.S. Southwest under Climate Change (open access)

Climate change-related heat stress and subjective well-being in Australia

Climate change in Africa: costs of mitigating heat stress (open access)

Projections of human exposure to dangerous heat in African cities under multiple socioeconomic and climate scenarios (open access)

Characterizing Spatial Variability of Climate?Relevant Hazards and Vulnerabilities in the New England Region of the United States (open access)

Understanding the impacts of short?term climate variability on drinking water source quality: observations from three distinct climatic regions in Tanzania (open access)

Modelling and evaluating the impacts of climate change on three major crops in south-eastern Australia using regional climate model simulations

Potential impacts of extreme weather events in main maize (Zea mays L.) producing areas of South Africa under rainfed conditions

Identifying climate risk causing maize (Zea mays L.) yield fluctuation by time-series data

Vulnerability of sorghum production to extreme, sub-seasonal weather under climate change (open access)

Vulnerability assessment of Guyanese sugar to floods

An innovation perspective to climate change adaptation in coffee systems (open access)

Socio-ecological vulnerability to climate change/variability in Central Rift Valley, Ethiopia (open access)

Enhancing coastal areas governance for sustainable tourism in the context of urbanization and climate change in eastern Thailand (open access)

How are healthy, working populations affected by increasing temperatures in the tropics? Implications for climate change adaptation policies


Increasing biomass in the warm oceans: Unexpected new insights from SeaWiFS

Status and trends in Arctic vegetation: Evidence from experimental warming and long-term monitoring

Climate affects the rate at which species successively flower: Capturing an emergent property of regional floras

Changes in timing of seasonal peak photosynthetic activity in northern ecosystems

Plant phenology and global climate change: current progresses and challenges

Modelling Populus autumn phenology: The importance of temperature and photoperiod

Long-term continuity in land surface phenology measurements: A comparative assessment of the MODIS land cover dynamics and VIIRS land surface phenology products

Species?rich boreal forests grew more and suffered less mortality than species?poor forests under the environmental change of the past half?century

Are amphibians tracking their climatic niches in response to climate warming? A test with Iberian amphibians

Climate sensitivity of Purple Cone Spruce (Picea purpurea) across an altitudinal gradient on the Eastern Tibetan Plateau

Plant responses to volcanically elevated CO2 in two Costa Rican forests (open access)

Altered leaf litter quality exacerbates the negative impact of climate change on decomposition

Projecting biological impacts from climate change like a climate scientist

Resilience of tropical, freshwater fish (Nematabramis everetti) populations to severe drought over a land-use gradient in Borneo (open access)

Experimental evidence of gradual size?dependent shifts in body size and growth of fish in response to warming

Connectivity in coastal systems: barrier island vegetation influences upland migration in a changing climate

Canopy damage by spring frost in European beech along the Apennines: effect of latitude, altitude and aspect

Which trees die during drought? The key role of insect host?tree selection

Other impacts

The relative influence of climate and housing development on current and projected future fire patterns and structure loss across three California landscapes (open access)

Climate change mitigation

Climate change communication

Public communication by climate scientists: what, with whom and why?

Communicating climate change through documentary film: imagery, emotion, and efficacy (open access)

Evaluating Knowledge to Support Climate Action: A Framework for Sustained Assessment (open access)

Climate Policy

Social impacts of climate change mitigation policies and their implications for inequality (open access)

When black meets green: A review of the four pillars of India's energy policy

Energy production

Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage: are short-term issues set aside?

Investigating, forecasting and proposing emission mitigation pathways for CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion only: A case study of selected countries

Emission savings

Northward shift of historical methane emission hotspots from the livestock sector in China and assessment of potential mitigation options

Satellite data reveal a common combustion emission pathway for major cities in China (open access)

Environmental and economic benefits of applying green building concepts in Kuwait

Carbon emissions from cropland expansion in the United States (open access)

Quantifying the UK's carbon dioxide flux: an atmospheric inverse modelling approach using a regional measurement network (open access)

Assessing the effectiveness of city-level electric vehicle policies in China

Climate change

Temperature, precipitation, wind

Detecting spatial differences in thermal stress across China

Decadal variance of summer near-surface temperature maximum in Canada Basin of Arctic Ocean (open access)

Recent warming and freshening of the Norwegian Sea observed by Argo data

Emergence of robust precipitation changes across crop production areas in the 21st century

Summertime precipitation deficits in the southern Peruvian highlands since 1964

Risks of precipitation extremes over Southeast Asia: does 1.5 °C or 2 °C global warming make a difference? (open access)

Informing future risks of record?level rainfall in the United States

Climate change in the Congo Basin: processes related to wetting in the December–February dry season (open access)

Strong wind speed events over the Antarctica and its surrounding oceans

Extreme events

Projected near-term changes in three types of heat waves over China under RCP4.5

The Effect of El Niño on Flood Damages in the Western United States

Land use change impacts on European heat and drought: remote land-atmosphere feedbacks mitigated locally by shallow groundwater (open access)

Extreme convective storms over high latitude continental areas where maximum warming is occurring

How mobile home residents understand and respond to tornado warnings

Cry wolf effect? Evaluating the impact of false alarms on public responses to tornado alerts in the Southeastern United State

Statistical projection of the North Atlantic storm tracks

Forcings and feedbacks

Stratospheric water vapor: an important climate feedback


PICOP, a new ocean melt parameterization under ice shelves combining PICO and a plume model (open access)

Rock glaciers and mountain hydrology: A review

Essential gaps and uncertainties in the understanding of the roles and functions of Arctic sea ice (open access)

Snow cover duration and extent for Great Britain in a changing climate: altitudinal variations and synoptic?scale influences


Uncovering the Pattern of Forced Sea Level Rise in the Satellite Altimeter Record

Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

Contrasting responses of mid?latitude jets to the North Pacific and North Atlantic warming

A multivariate AMV index and associated discrepancies between observed and CMIP5 externally forced AMV

Carbon and nitrogen cycles

Carbon budgets of wetland ecosystems in China

Characterisation of short-term extreme methane fluxes related to non-turbulent mixing above an Arctic permafrost ecosystem (open access)

Permafrost nitrous oxide emissions observed on a landscape scale using the airborne eddy-covariance method (open access)

Other papers

General climate science

Triggering global climate transitions through volcanic eruptions

Twelve years of daily weather descriptions in North-America in the 18th century (Mexico City, 1775-1786) (open access)


Siberian tree-ring and stable isotope proxies as indicators of temperature and moisture changes after major stratospheric volcanic eruptions (open access)

Assessing the robustness of Antarctic temperature reconstructions over the past 2 millennia using pseudoproxy and data assimilation experiments (open access)

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