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New research, April 22-28, 2019

Posted on 2 May 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


Impacts of exposure to ambient temperature on burden of disease: a systematic review of epidemiological evidence

Can increased outdoor CO2 concentrations impact on the ventilation and energy in buildings? A case study in Shanghai, China

Global warming to increase flood risk on European railways

Winter tourism under climate change in the Pyrenees and the French Alps: relevance of snowmaking as a technical adaptation (open access)

Adjusting sowing date and cultivar shift improve maize adaption to climate change in China

Cultural ecosystem services provided by flowering of cherry trees under climate change: a case study of the relationship between the periods of flowering and festivals

Predicting high-magnitude, low-frequency crop losses using machine learning: an application to cereal crops in Ethiopia (open access)

Effects of climate change on sugarcane production in the state of Paraíba (Brazil): a panel data approach (1990–2015)

Climate change and variability impacts on grazing herds: Insights from a system dynamics approach for semi?arid Australian rangelands

Ethology, physiological, and ingestive responses of sheep subjected to different temperatures and salinity levels of water

Adaptations in irrigated agriculture in the Mediterranean region: an overview and spatial analysis of implemented strategies (open access)

Ecological restoration as a strategy for mitigating and adapting to climate change: lessons and challenges from Brazil


Local snow melt and temperature—but not regional sea ice—explain variation in spring phenology in coastal Arctic tundra (open access)

Phytoplankton growth and stoichiometric responses to warming, nutrient addition and grazing depend on lake productivity and cell size

Latitudinal variation in soil nematode communities under climate warming?related range?expanding and native plants

Projecting impacts of global climate and land?use scenarios on plant biodiversity using compositional?turnover modelling

Altitudinal gradients fail to predict fungal symbiont responses to warming

Contributions of competition and climate on radial growth of Pinus massoniana in subtropics of China

Taxonomy, together with ontogeny and growing conditions, drives needleleaf species’ sensitivity to climate in boreal North America

Streamflow regimes and geologic conditions are more important than water temperature when projecting future crayfish distributions

A semi-analytical snow-free vegetation index for improving estimation of plant phenology in tundra and grassland ecosystems

Species?specific and temporal scale?dependent responses of birds to drought

Shrub persistence and increased grass mortality in response to drought in dryland systems

Latitude and daily-weather effects on gobbling activity of wild turkeys in Mississippi

Evidence that the Montseny Mountains are still a good climatic refugium for the southernmost silver fir forest on the Iberian Peninsula

The response of English yew (Taxus baccata L.) to climate change in the Caspian Hyrcanian Mixed Forest ecoregion

Other impacts

River temperature and the thermal-dynamic transport of sediment

Climate change mitigation

Climate change communication

Climate uncertainty and policy making—what do policy makers want to know?

Systems thinking as a pathway to global warming beliefs and attitudes through an ecological worldview

Climate Policy

Language and environmental justice: articulating intersectionality within energy policy deliberations

Can Japan enhance its 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets? Assessment of economic and energy-related assumptions in Japan's NDC

The differentiated impact of emissions trading system based on company size

Energy production

Assessing the evolution of India's power sector to 2050 under different CO2 emissions rights allocation schemes

Coal production and consumption analysis, and forecasting of related carbon emission: evidence from China

The role of local governments in the development of China's solar photovoltaic industry

Emission savings

Reduction of the carbon footprint of college freshman diets after a food-based environmental science course

Investigating CO2 mitigation potentials and the impact of oil price distortion in China's transport sector

Do solar study lamps help children study at night? Evidence from rural India

Climate change

Climate science needs to take risk assessment much more seriously (open access)

Temperature, precipitation, wind

The global warming hiatus has faded away: an analysis of 2014–2016 global surface air temperatures

Changes in the dependence between global precipitation and temperature from observations and model simulations

Present-day status and future projection of spring Eurasian surface air temperature in CMIP5 model simulations

An assessment of recent global atmospheric reanalyses for Antarctic near surface air temperature

Monotone trends in the distribution of climate extremes

The Influence of Mesoscale Atmospheric Circulation on Spitsbergen Air Temperature in Periods of Arctic Warming and Cooling

Declining diurnal temperature range in the North China Plain related to environmental changes

Problems in calculating long-term trends in the upper atmosphere

Effects of deforestation on the onset of the rainy season and the duration of dry spells in southern Amazonia

Projected changes in autumn rainfall over West China: results from an ensemble of dynamical downscaling simulations

Near?surface mean wind in Switzerland: Climatology, climate model evaluation and future scenarios

Extreme events

Climate of the weakly-forced yet high-impact convective storms throughout the Ohio River Valley and Mid-Atlantic United States

Physical understanding of human-induced changes in U.S. hot droughts using equilibrium climate simulations

Characteristics of drought in Southern China under climatic warming, the risk, and countermeasures for prevention and control

Forcings and feedbacks

Anthropogenic aerosols, greenhouse gases and the uptake, transport and storage of excess heat in the climate system

Evaluating climate model simulations of the radiative forcing and radiative response at the Earth’s surface

The Interdecadal Change of Summer Water Vapor over the Tibetan Plateau and Associated Mechanisms


Uncertainty quantification of the multi-centennial response of the Antarctic ice sheet to climate change (open access)

A new 200?year spatial reconstruction of West Antarctic surface mass balance

Non-uniform contribution of internal variability to recent Arctic sea ice loss

Northern Hemisphere permafrost map based on TTOP modelling for 2000–2016 at 1?km2 scale


Assessment of time of emergence of anthropogenic deoxygenation and warming: insights from a CESM simulation from 850 to 2100 CE (open access)

Regime shift of global oceanic evaporation in the late 1990s using OAFlux dataset

Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

Observation-based estimate of global and basin ocean meridional heat transport time series

Identifying strong signals between low?frequency climate oscillations and annual precipitation using long?window correlation analysis

How strong is influence of the tropics and midlatitudes on the Arctic atmospheric circulation and climate change?

Carbon and nitrogen cycles

Characteristics of annual greenhouse gas flux and NO release from alpine meadow and forest on the eastern Tibetan Plateau

Regime shifts of Mediterranean forest carbon uptake and reduced resilience driven by multidecadal ocean surface temperatures

Other papers


A 2917-year tree-ring-based reconstruction of precipitation for the Buerhanbuda Mts., southeastern Qaidam Basin, China

Arctic vegetation, temperature, and hydrology during Early Eocene transient global warming events

Decadal-scale progression of the onset of Dansgaard–Oeschger warming events (open access)

Challenges associated with the climatic interpretation of water stable isotope records from a highly resolved firn core from Adélie Land, coastal Antarctica (open access)


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