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New research, April 8-14, 2019

Posted on 18 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 mitigation

Climate change communication

Perception of public opinion on global warming and the role of opinion deviance

Stories vs. facts: triggering emotion and action-taking on climate change (open access)

The role of narratives in human-environmental relations: an essay on elaborating win-win solutions to climate change and sustainability

Exploring fishermen’s local knowledge and perceptions in the face of climate change: the case of coastal Tamil Nadu, India

The closer, the better? Untangling scientist-practitioner engagement, interaction, and knowledge use

Climate Policy

Enacting a low-carbon economy: Policies and distrust between government employees and enterprises in China

Improving Nigeria's renewable energy policy design: A case study approach

Policy options to streamline the carbon market for agricultural nitrous oxide emissions (open access)

The Affordable Clean Energy rule and the impact of emissions rebound on carbon dioxide and criteria air pollutant emissions (open access)

Energy production

Public preferences for the Swiss electricity system after the nuclear phase-out: A choice experiment (open access)

Measuring whether municipal climate networks make a difference: the case of utility-scale solar PV investment in large global cities

Emission savings

CO2 emission of urban passenger transportation in China from 2000 to 2014 (open access)

Encouraging energy conservation at work: A field study testing social norm feedback and awareness of monitoring

Spatio?temporally resolved methane fluxes from the Los Angeles Megacity

Methane production and microbial protein synthesis in adult sheep fed total mixed ration as mash and as complete feed block

Past and future trends of vehicle emissions in Tianjin, China, from 2000 to 2030

Anthropogenic methane emission and its partitioning for the Yangtze River Delta region of China

A framework for developing and projecting GHG emission inventory and preparing mitigation plan: A case study of Delhi City, India

Beyond MRV: high-resolution forest carbon modeling for climate mitigation planning over Maryland, USA (open access)

The responses of older adults to smart energy monitors

Residential energy transition and thermal efficiency in an arid environment of northeast Patagonia, Argentina

Differentiation research of CO2 emissions from energy consumption and their influencing mechanism on the industrial enterprises above designated size in Chinese industrial cities: based on geographical detector method (open access)


Beyond solutionist science for the Anthropocene: To navigate the contentious atmosphere of solar geoengineering (open access)

Governing geoengineering research for the Great Barrier Reef (open access)

Climate change

Key indicators of Arctic climate change: 1971–2017 (open access)

Identifying credible and diverse GCMs for regional climate change studies—case study: Northeastern United States

Temperature, precipitation, wind

Towards normal Siberian winter temperatures?

Analysis of land surface temperature trend and climate resilience challenges in Tehran

Mechanisms of ocean heat anomalies in the Norwegian Sea

Weather types and hourly to multi-day rainfall characteristics in Tropical Australia

Extreme events

The Impact of Human?induced Climate Change on Regional Drought in the Horn of Africa

Droughts in East Africa: Causes, impacts and resilience

An unusual extreme rainfall event in Canberra Australia on February 2018

Projecting changes in expected annual damages from riverine flooding in the United States (open access)

An assessment of the potential for natural flood management to offset climate change impacts (open access)

Recent decadal changes in heat waves over China: drivers and mechanisms

Environmental cooling provided by urban trees under extreme heat and cold waves in U.S. cities

Advancements in Hurricane Prediction with NOAA's Next Generation Forecast System

Influence of global warming on the rapid intensification of western North Pacific tropical cyclones (open access)

Forcings and feedbacks

Global validation of columnar water vapor derived from EOS MODIS-MAIAC algorithm against the ground-based AERONET observations

Is interactive ozone chemistry important to represent polar cap stratospheric temperature variability in Earth-System Models? (open access)


Marked decrease in the near-surface snow density retrieved by AMSR-E satellite at Dome C, Antarctica, between 2002 and 2011 (open access)

Large?scale climatic factors driving glacier recession in the Greater Caucasus, 20th?21st century

Modelling the future evolution of glaciers in the European Alps under the EURO-CORDEX RCM ensemble (open access)

Assessment of contemporary satellite sea ice thickness products for Arctic sea ice (open access)

Permafrost response to vegetation greenness variation in the Arctic tundra through positive feedback in surface air temperature and snow cover (open access)


Increased extreme coastal water levels due to the combined action of storm surges and wind?waves

Mountain lakes: Eyes on global environmental change

Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

Decadal Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation slowing events in a climate model

On the fine vertical structure of the low troposphere over the coastal margins of East Antarctica (open access)

Anthropogenic aerosols cause recent pronounced weakening of Asian Summer Monsoon relative to last four centuries

Strengthened linkage between midlatitudes and Arctic in boreal winter

Weakened potential vorticity barrier linked to recent winter Arctic sea-ice loss and mid-latitude cold extremes

Winter midlatitude cold anomalies linked to North Atlantic sea-ice and SST anomalies: The pivotal role of potential vorticity gradient

Carbon and nitrogen cycles

A critical review of the impacts of cover crops on nitrogen leaching, net greenhouse gas balance and crop productivity

Carbon budgets of wetland ecosystems in China (open access)

Analysis of atmospheric CH4 in Canadian Arctic and estimation of the regional CH4 fluxes (open access)

Seasonal Sources of Whole?Lake CH4 and CO2 Emissions from Interior Alaskan Thermokarst Lakes

Variability in Trends and Indicators of CO2 Exchange across Arctic Wetlands

Quasi?Real?Time and High?Resolution Spatiotemporal Distribution of Ocean Anthropogenic CO2

Modelling microbial kinetics and thermodynamic processes for quantifying soil CO2 emission

Climate change impacts


Extreme heat and mortality rates in Las Vegas, Nevada: inter-annual variations and thresholds

Gender, environment and migration in Bangladesh

Global patterns of crop production losses associated with droughts from 1983 to 2009 (open access)

Risk factors for European winter oilseed rape production under climate change

Modeling the climate suitability of tea [Camellia sinensis(L.) O. Kuntze] in Sri Lanka in response to current and future climate change scenarios

Global warming will aggravate ozone pollution in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic

Mainstreaming Climate Adaptation in Indian Rural Developmental Agenda: A Micro-Macro Convergence (open access)


Insights from a decade of research on coral reef – atmosphere energetics

Marine heatwaves reveal coral reef zones susceptible to bleaching in the Red Sea

Local temperature and ecological similarity drive distributional dynamics of tropical mammals worldwide

Local snowmelt and temperature – but not regional sea?ice – explain variation in spring phenology in coastal Arctic tundra

Pathways for ecological change in Canadian High Arctic wetlands under rapid twentieth century warming

Other papers


Glacial history and palaeo-environmental change of southern Taimyr Peninsula, Arctic Russia, during the Middle and Late Pleistocene

A tree-ring–based summer (June–July) minimum temperature reconstruction for the western Kunlun Mountains since AD 1681

Formation and evolution of desert-Gobi in central and eastern Asia

Episodic reef growth in the northern South China Sea linked to warm climate during the past 7000 years: potential for future coral refugia


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