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New research, May 13-19, 2019

Posted on 23 May 2019 by Ari Jokimäki

Note! Weekly new research posts will not continue anymore. This is the last post in this series.

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


Review: the nexus of climate change, food and nutrition security and diet-related non-communicable diseases in Pacific Island Countries and Territories

Are we ready for it? Health systems preparedness and capacity towards climate change-induced health risks: perspectives of health professionals in Ghana

Pastoral community coping and adaptation strategies to manage household food insecurity consequent to climatic hazards in the cattle corridor of Uganda

Rapid detection of stressed agricultural environments in Africa under climatic change 2000-2050 using Agricultural Resource Indices and a hotspot mapping approach (open access)

Integrating satellite and climate data to predict wheat yield in Australia using machine learning approaches

Quantifying the shifts and intensification in the annual cycles of diurnal temperature extremes for human comfort and crop production (open access)

Framing professional climate risk knowledge: Extreme weather events as drivers of adaptation innovation in Copenhagen, Denmark

Nepalese farmers’ climate change perceptions, reality and farming strategies

The impact of weather on economic growth and its production factors

Understanding Future Safety of Dams in a Changing Climate (open access)

Climate change adaptation in the private sector: application of a relational view of the firm


Modelling optimal responses and fitness consequences in a changing Arctic

Effects of historic and projected climate change on the range and impacts of an emerging wildlife disease (open access)

Climatic cues for secondary growth and cone production are sex-dependent in the long-lived dioecious conifer Araucaria araucana

Effects of multiple climate change factors on the spring phenology of herbaceous plants in Inner Mongolia, China: Evidence from ground observation and controlled experiments

Current atmospheric nitrogen deposition still exceeds critical loads for sensitive, semi-natural ecosystems in Switzerland

Change of vegetation cover in the US–Mexico border region: illegal activities or climatic variability? (open access)

Reduced water-availability lowers the strength of negative plant–soil feedbacks of two Asclepias species

Left out in the cold: temperature?dependence of defense in an African ant–plant mutualism (open access)

The response of cyanobacteria and phytoplankton abundance to warming, extreme rainfall events and nutrient enrichment

Modeling Cedrus atlantica potential distribution in North Africa across time: new putative glacial refugia and future range shifts under climate change

Other impacts


Climate change mitigation

Climate change communication

Deceptive sustainability: Cognitive bias in people’s judgment of the benefits of CO2 emission cuts (open access)

Climate Policy

Anatomy of Emissions Trading Systems: What is the EU ETS?

A comparison of low carbon investment needs between China and Europe in stringent climate policy scenarios (open access)

Accounting society's acceptability of carbon taxes: Expectations and reality

Energy production

Regulatory mechanism design of GHG emissions in the electric power industry in China

Emission savings

‘Availability’ and/or ‘Affordability’:What matters in household energy access in India?

The solar energy access in Kenya: a review focusing on Pay-As-You-Go solar home system



Climate change

Temperature, precipitation, wind

Northern Hemisphere continental winter warming following the 1991 Mt. Pinatubo eruption: reconciling models and observations (open access)

Changes in daily temperature extremes relative to the mean in CMIP5 models and observations

Observation and attribution of temperature trends near the stratopause from HALOE

Substantial increase in minimum lake surface temperatures under climate change (open access)

Detecting human influence on the temperature changes in Central Asia (open access)

Night-time lights and their influence on summer night land surface temperature in two urban cities of Zimbabwe: A geospatial perspective

The contribution of intensified urbanization effects on surface warming trends in China

Extreme events

Predicting support for flood mitigation based on flood insurance purchase behavior (open access)

Projecting drought characteristics over East African basins at specific global warming levels

Extratropical Transition of Hurricane Irene (2011) in a Changing Climate

Forcings and feedbacks

A limited role for unforced internal variability in 20th century warming

Reconciling roles of sulphate aerosol forcing and internal variability in Atlantic multidecadal climate changes (open access)

Trends and trend reversal detection in 2 decades of tropospheric NO2 satellite observations (open access)

Modeling the 1783–1784 Laki Eruption in Iceland, Part II: Climate Impacts

Quantifying the snowmelt–albedo feedback at Neumayer Station, East Antarctica (open access)

How does cloud overlap affect the radiative heating in the tropical upper troposphere/lower stratosphere?


Trends in Antarctic Ice Sheet Elevation and Mass (open access)

Patterns in snow depth maximum and snow cover days during 1961–2015 period in the Tianshan Mountains, Central Asia

Future changes in hail occurrence in the United States determined through convection-permitting dynamical downscaling

Atmospheric moisture transport and the decline in Arctic Sea ice

United States Heat Wave Frequency and Arctic Ocean Marginal Sea Ice Variability

Reduction in northern mid-latitude 2-m temperature variability due to Arctic sea ice loss

Antarctic sea?ice variation associated with vertical geopotential height and temperature anomalies


Understanding Sea Level Change in the South Pacific during the late 20th and early 21st Century

Pacific modulation of accelerated south Indian Ocean sea level rise during the early 21st Century

An update on the thermosteric sea level rise commitment to global warming (open access)

Salish Sea Response to Global Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, and Future Nutrient Loads

Controls on the transport of meltwater from the southern Greenland ice sheet in the Labrador Sea

Evapotranspiration in North America: implications for water resources in a changing climate

Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

Different effects of two ENSO types on Arctic surface temperature in boreal winter

Interdecadal change in the relationship between the tropical easterly jet and tropical sea surface temperature anomalies in boreal summer

Contemporary Climate Change of the African Monsoon Systems

Carbon and nitrogen cycles

Recent warming has resulted in smaller gains in net carbon uptake in northern high latitudes

Accumulation of soil carbon under elevated CO2 unaffected by warming and drought

Other papers

General climate science

Thirty years of regional climate modeling: Where are we and where are we going next? (open access)


A 4000-year record of hydrologic variability from the Olympic Mountains, Washington, USA

The potential of biomarker proxies to trace climate, vegetation, and biogeochemical processes in peat: A review


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Comments 1 to 7:

  1. Ari,

    I'm sorry to hear that you won't be continuing this feature.  It's been very useful to me, especially the palaeoclimate listings, and I thank you for your work.



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  2. Me too Ari.  Thanks for the help

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  3. Thank you both! :-)

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  4. Sorry to hear.  I really have appreciated the listings.  Thank you for your ongoing commitment to climate science publishing.

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  5. I already stated my appreciation of your work some time ago and can only repeat it: deep bowing .. I was asking myself how you managed to read/gather so much complicated stuff ..

    If you have hints for other filtered climate sources for lay persons like me ..

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  6. I hereby nominate Ari for the yet-to-be-created Un-Skeptical Accolades Award for his tireless contributions to this most valuable website. May you spend your newfound free time well; it is so deserved, and here's to John Cook and crew a note of encouragement to establish an Ari Jokimaki Internship position for someone to to fill Ari's very large shoes!  I suspect there might be folks out there willing to contribute to such an internship position if given the opportunity to donate....

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  7. Thank you all! :-)

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