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Skeptical Science New Research for Week #20, 2020

Posted on 20 May 2020 by Doug Bostrom

68 Articles

Physical science of global warming & effects

A conceptual model for anticipating the impact of landscape evolution on groundwater recharge in degrading permafrost environments

Empirical models for predicting water and heat flow properties of permafrost soils

Circulation and tides in a cooler upper atmosphere: dynamical effects of CO2?doubling

Observations & observational methods of global warming & effects

Unprecedented Europe heat in June?July 2019: Risk in the historical and future context

Global increase in major tropical cyclone exceedance probability over the past four decades (open access)

Continued Increases in the Intensity of Strong Tropical Cyclones (open access)

Climate change and the aridification of North America (open access)

Reduced efficiency of the Barents Sea cooling machine

Intensification of the Atlantic Multidecadal Variability since 1870: Implications and Possible Causes

Snow Moving to Higher Elevations: Analyzing Three Decades of Snowline Dynamics in the Alps

Physical Diagnosis of the 2016 Great Barrier Reef Bleaching Event

Attribution of the record-breaking heat event over Northeast Asia in summer 2018: the role of circulation

Enhanced winter snowmelt in the Antarctic Peninsula: Automatic snowmelt identification from radar scatterometer

Observed low-frequency linkage between Northern Hemisphere tropical expansion and polar vortex weakening from 1979 to 2012

Present Temperature, Precipitation and Rain?on?Snow Climate in Svalbard

Spatiotemporal trends in the frequency of daily rainfall in Bangladesh during 1975–2017

Modeling & simulation of global warming & global warming effects

Quantifying the role of internal variability in the temperature we expect to observe in the coming decades

Present-day greenhouse gases could cause more frequent and longer Dust Bowl heatwaves

Increasing escape of oxygen from oceans under climate change

Present and Future Flood Hazard in the Lower Columbia River Estuary: Changing Flood Hazards in the Portland?Vancouver Metropolitan Area

Anthropogenic intensification of surface ocean interannual pCO2 variability

Understanding future change of global monsoon projected by CMIP6 models (open access)

The impact of climate change on a Mediterranean shallow lake: insights based on catchment and lake modelling

Effects of 1.5 °C and 2 °C of Warming on Regional Reference Evapotranspiration and Drying: A Case Study of the Yellow River Basin, China

Climate model advancement

The lack of QBO?MJO connection in CMIP6 models

Regional climate sensitivity of climate extremes in CMIP6 vs CMIP5 multi?model ensembles (open access)

FIO Earth System Model (FIO?ESM) Version 2.0: Model Description and Evaluation

Impact of higher spatial atmospheric resolution on precipitation extremes over land in global climate models

Increasing the Usability of Climate Models through the use of Consumer-Report Style Resources for Decision Making (open access)

An Overview of the Extratropical Storm Tracks in CMIP6 Historical Simulations

The effect of vertical ocean mixing on the tropical Atlantic in a coupled global climate model (open access)

Warmer climate projections in EC-Earth3-Veg: the role of changes in the greenhouse gas concentrations from CMIP5 to CMIP6

Biology & global warming

Strong overestimation of water?use efficiency responses to rising CO2 in tree?ring studies

Specialized meltwater biodiversity persists despite widespread deglaciation (open access)

Future distribution of early life stages of small pelagic fishes in the northwestern Mediterranean

Sensitivity of 21st century simulated ecosystem indicators to model parameters, prescribed climate drivers, RCP scenarios and forest management actions for two Finnish boreal forest sites (open access)

Climate-growth relationships of Norway Spruce and silver fir in primary forests of the Croatian Dinaric mountains

Climatic factors controlling Pinus sylvestris radial growth along a transect of increasing continentality in southern Siberia

Herbarium records indicate variation in bloom-time sensitivity to temperature across a geographically diverse region

First record of off-season flowering in Populus deltoides from India: paradigm of climate change indicator

GHG sources & sinks, flux

Temporary reduction in daily global CO2 emissions during the COVID-19 forced confinement (open access)

Long-term carbon flux and balance in managed and natural coastal forested wetlands of the Southeastern USA

Uncertainty in using dispersion models to estimate methane emissions from manure lagoons in dairies

Increased soil release of greenhouse gases shrinks terrestrial carbon uptake enhancement under warming

Distinct controls over the temporal dynamics of soil carbon fractions after land use change

Global ecosystems and fire: multi?model assessment of fire?induced tree cover and carbon storage reduction

Changes in soil organic carbon under perennial crops

Ensemble projections elucidate effects of uncertainty in terrestrial nitrogen limitation on future carbon uptake

Differential impacts of nitrogen addition on rhizosphere and bulk soil carbon sequestration in an alpine shrubland

Climate change communications & cognition

An Inconvenient Joke? A Review of Humor in Climate Change Communication (open access)

Centering Culture in Public Engagement on Climate Change (open access)

Exploring relationships between climate change beliefs and energy preferences: A network analysis of the European Social Survey

Humans dealing with our global warming

Rapid cost decrease of renewables and storage accelerates the decarbonization of China’s power system (open access)

Will dairy cattle production in West Africa be challenged by heat stress in the future? (open access)

A typology for analysing mitigation and adaptation win-win strategies (open access)

Dynamic projection of anthropogenic emissions in China: methodology and 2015–2050 emission pathways under a range of socio-economic, climate policy, and pollution control scenarios (open access)

Projected climate change impacts on mean and year-to-year variability of yield of key smallholder crops in Sub-Saharan Africa (open access)

Discursive constructions underlie and exacerbate the vulnerability of informal urban communities to the impacts of climate change (open access)

Will dairy cattle production in West Africa be challenged by heat stress in the future? (open access)

Sensitivity exploration of water balance in scenarios of future changes: a case study in an Andean regulated river basin

Early vigour in wheat: Could it lead to more severe terminal drought stress under elevated atmospheric [CO2] and semi?arid conditions?

Climate change impacts on agriculture's southern frontier – perspectives for farming in North Patagonia

The social structure of climate change research and practitioner engagement: Evidence from California

Closing yield gap is crucial to avoid potential surge in global carbon emissions

Combining climate, economic, and social policy builds public support for climate action in the US

An open-source model of the Western Climate Initiative cap-and-trade programme with supply-demand scenarios to 2030 (open access)

Disruptive and uncertain: Policy makers’ perceptions on UK heat decarbonisation

Portrait of a climate city: How climate change is emerging as a risk in Bergen, Norway


Full Access Edge detection reveals abrupt and extreme climate events

Constraining the Twomey effect from satellite observations: Issues and perspectives (open access)

Carbon isotopes and Pa?Th response to forced circulation changes: a model perspective (open access)

Comparing simple albedo scaling methods for estimating Arctic glacier mass balance

Data Assimilation Improves Estimates of Climate-Sensitive Seasonal Snow

On the relative role of climate change and management in the current desert locust outbreak in East Africa

Causes of slowing?down seasonal CO2 amplitude at Mauna Loa

Improving GM Consensus Acceptance Through Reduced Reactance and Climate Change-based Message Targeting (open access)

Informed opinion & nudges

Compound climate risks in the COVID-19 pandemic (open access)

Prediction of Extreme Events: Current Status and Future Pathways against the backdrop of climate change (open access)



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