New research, October 15-21, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below.

Climate change mitigation

Climate change communication

From climates multiple to climate singular: Maintaining policy-relevance in the IPCC synthesis report

Audience Segments in Environmental and Science Communication: Recent Findings and Future Perspectives (open access) 

Energy production

An analysis of the historical trends in nuclear power plant construction costs: The Japanese experience

Community financing of renewable energy projects in Austria and Switzerland: Profiles of potential investors

Life cycle inventory of power producing technologies and power grids at regional grid level in India

Social implications of palm oil production through social life cycle perspectives in Johor, Malaysia

Like having an electric car on the roof: Domesticating PV solar panels in Norway (open access)

Ranking renewable energy production methods based on economic and environmental criteria using multi-criteria decision analysis

Emission savings

Prospective “warm-glow” of reducing meat consumption in China: Emotional associations with intentions for meat consumption curtailment and consumption of meat substitutes

Assessing the progress toward lower priced long range battery electric vehicles

The roles of network embeddedness, market incentives, and slack resources in the adoption of clean technologies by firms in developing countries

Striking divergences in Earth Observation products may limit their use for REDD+ (open access)


Upper tropospheric ice sensitivity to sulfate geoengineering (open access)

Climate change

Differences and variations in the elevation-dependent climatic growing season of the northern and southern slopes of the Qinling Mountains of China from 1985 to 2015

Climate change evidence in brazil from Koppen's climate annual types frequency

Temperature, precipitation, wind

Changes in Global Monsoon Precipitation and the Related Dynamic and Thermodynamic Mechanisms in Recent Decades

Quantifying the importance of rapid adjustments for global precipitation changes

Analyses for High‐Resolution Projections through the End of the 21st Century for Precipitation Extremes over the United States (open access)

Recent and future changes of precipitation extremes in mainland Portugal

Future high-temperature extremes and stationarity

Observed Changes in Temperature Extremes over China‐Pakistan Economic Corridor during 1980‐2016

Changing station coverage impacts temperature trends in the Upper Colorado River Basin

Lake Surface Water Temperature Change Over the Tibetan Plateau From 2001 to 2015: A Sensitive Indicator of the Warming Climate

Spatial distribution of unidirectional trends in climate and weather extremes in Nile river basin

Extreme events

Substantial increase in heatwave risks in China in a future warmer world (open access)

An intensified mode of variability modulating the summer heat waves in eastern Europe and northern China

Stronger Contributions of Urbanization to Heat Wave Trends in Wet Climates

Future Projections of Global Pluvial and Drought Event Characteristics

Meteorological and hydrological drought on the Loess Plateau, China: Evolutionary characteristics, impact, and propagation

Quantifying flood events in Bangladesh with a daily-step flood monitoring index based on the concept of daily effective precipitation

Benefit analysis of flood adaptation under climate change scenario

Rural versus urban perspective on coastal flooding: the insights from the U.S. Mid-Atlantic communities (open access)

The 2011 floods’ impact on the Thai industrial estates’ financial stability: a ratio analysis with policy recommendations

Rapid Intensification of Typhoon Mujigae (2015) under Different Sea Surface Temperatures: Structural Changes Leading to Rapid Intensification

Estimating damages from climate-related natural disasters for the Caribbean at 1.5 °C and 2 °C global warming above preindustrial levels

Forcings and feedbacks

Temporal Characteristics of Cloud Radiative Effects on the Greenland Ice Sheet: Discoveries from Multi‐year Automatic Weather Station Measurements

Balanced cloud radiative effects across a range of dynamical conditions over the tropical west Pacific

Exploiting satellite observations for global surface albedo trends monitoring

Summer cooling driven by large volcanic eruptions over the Tibetan Plateau


Local coastal water masses control heat levels in a West Greenland tidewater outlet glacier fjord

Spatio-temporal variability of Antarctic sea-ice thickness and volume obtained from ICESat data using an innovative algorithm

Recent sea ice decline did not significantly increase the total liquid freshwater content of the Arctic Ocean

Melt pond conditions on declining Arctic sea ice over 1979–2016: Model development, validation, and results

Influence of Atmospheric Rivers on Mountain Snowpack in the Western U.S.


Long-term changes in evaporation over Siling Co Lake on the Tibetan Plateau and its impact on recent rapid lake expansion

Response of the hydrological cycle in Asian monsoon systems to global warming through the lens of water vapor wave activity analysis

Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

Unprecedented strength of Hadley circulation in 2015–2016 impacts on CO2 interhemispheric difference (open access)

Asymmetric changes of ENSO diversity modulated by the cold tongue mode under recent global warming

Recent changes in summer Greenland blocking captured by none of the CMIP5 models (open access)

The key role of ozone depleting substances in weakening the Walker circulation in the second half of the 20th century

Climate‐driven change in the North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean can greatly reduce the circulation of the North Sea

Atlantic Water heat transport variability in the 20th century Arctic Ocean from a global ocean model and observations

Carbon and nitrogen cycles

Organic matter characteristics in yedoma and thermokarst deposits on Baldwin Peninsula, west Alaska (open access)

Analysis of long-term (2003–2015) spatial-temporal distribution of atmospheric methane in the troposphere over the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau based on AIRS data

Climate change impacts 


A systems network approach for climate change vulnerability assessment (open access)

Understanding island residents’ anxiety about impacts caused by climate change using Best–Worst Scaling: a case study of Amami islands, Japan


Deciphering carbon sources of mussel shell carbonate under experimental ocean acidification and warming

Global warming-induced temperature effects to intertidal tropical and temperate meiobenthic communities

Indications of future performance of native and non-native adult oysters under acidification and warming

Contrasting biosphere responses to hydrometeorological extremes: revisiting the 2010 western Russian heatwave (open access)

Mechanisms of northern North Atlantic biomass variability (open access)

Northward Expansion and Intensification of Phytoplankton Growth During the Early Ice‐Free Season in Arctic (open access)

Seedling growth of savanna tree species from three continents under grass competition and nutrient limitation in a greenhouse experiment

The climatic drivers of normalized difference vegetation index and tree‐ring‐based estimates of forest productivity are spatially coherent but temporally decoupled in Northern Hemispheric forests

Changes in tall shrub abundance on the North Slope of Alaska, 2000–2010

Assessing Phytoplankton Activities in the Seasonal Ice Zone of the Greenland Sea over an Annual Cycle

Recolonization of marginal coral reef flats in response to recent sea‐level rise

Divergent trends in the risk of spring frost damage to trees in Europe with recent warming

The influence of weather on avian spring migration phenology: What, where and when? (open access)

Other impacts

Impact of the North American Monsoon on wildfire activity in the southwest United States

Other papers

General climate science

Using Neural Networks to Correct Historical Climate Observations

A 19th century daily surface pressure series for the Southwestern Cape region of South Africa: 1834‐1899


Coastal primary productivity changes over the last millennium: a case study from the Skagerrak (North Sea) (open access)

Flood events in Transylvania during the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age

The role of regional feedbacks in glacial inception on Baffin Island: the interaction of ice flow and meteorology (open access)

Vulnerability, resilience and adaptation of societies during major extreme storms during the Little Ice Age (open access)

New constraints on massive carbon release and recovery processes during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (open access)

Glaciochemical records for the past century from the no. 1 Qiangtang glacier ice core on the central Tibetan Plateau: Likely proxies for climate and atmospheric circulations

Other environmental issues 

Environmental perception in 33 European countries: an analysis based on partial order

Present status of water chemistry and acidification under nonpoint sources of pollution across European Russia and West Siberia (open access)

Long-term trends in the ambient PM2.5- and O3-related mortality burdens in the United States under emission reductions from 1990 to 2010 (open access)

Posted by Ari Jokimäki on Friday, 26 October, 2018

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