New research, January 7-13, 2019

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

Climate change impacts 


Mortality risk from heat stress expected to hit poorest nations the hardest

Migration as a human affair: Integrating individual stress thresholds into quantitative models of climate migration (open access)

Dynamical malaria forecasts are skillful at regional and local scales in Uganda up to 4 months ahead (open access)

Climate change: thinking small islands beyond Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Global assessment of the effectiveness of adaptation in coastal areas based on RCP/SSP scenarios (open access)

Strengthening the science-policy interface for climate adaptation: stakeholder perceptions in Cameroon (open access)

A network approach for moving from planning to implementation in climate change adaptation: Evidence from southern Mexico

Identifying climate service production constraints to adaptation decision-making in Sweden

Visualizing the interconnections among climate risks (open access)

The nonlinear relationship between temperature changes and economic development for individual provinces in China

Optimized sowing time windows mitigate climate risks for oats production under cool semi-arid growing conditions

Representative agricultural pathways, climate change, and agricultural land uses: an application to the Pacific Northwest of the USA

Adaptive irrigation measures in response to extreme weather events: empirical evidence from the North China plain

Remotely sensed agricultural grassland productivity responses to land use and hydro-climatic drivers under extreme drought and rainfall

Water use of Coffea arabica in open versus shaded systems under smallholder’s farm conditions in Eastern Uganda

Climate shocks, food price stability and international trade: evidence from 76 maize markets in 27 net-importing countries (open access)

Using paired thermal and hyperspectral aerial imagery to quantify land surface temperature variability and assess crop stress within California orchards

Adaptive capacity to climate change: A synthesis of concepts, methods, and findings in a fragmented field

Adapting to water impacts of climate change

Community-based responses to climate hazards: typology and global analysis (open access)

Effectiveness of human-thermal indices: Spatio–temporal trend of human warmth in tropical India

Maximising the benefits of participatory climate adaptation research by understanding and managing the associated challenges and risks


Whales in warming water: assessing breeding habitat diversity and adaptability in Oceania's changing climate

Responses of an endangered brown bear population to climate change based on predictable food resource and shelter alterations

Environmental limits to mammal diversity vary with latitude and global temperature

Elevated CO2 does not stimulate carbon sink in a semi‐arid grassland

Global photosynthetic capacity is optimized to the environment

An integrated assessment of the potential impacts of climate change on Indiana forests

Seasonal and spatial fatty acid profiling of the calanoid copepods Temora longicornis and Acartia clausi linked to environmental stressors in the North Sea (open access)

Holding steady: Little change in intensity or timing of bird migration over the Gulf of Mexico (open access)

Temperature shapes the costs, benefits and geographic diversification of sexual coloration in a dragonfly

Recruitment tolerance to increased temperature present across multiple kelp clades (open access)

Interannual variability of terrestrial net ecosystem productivity over China: regional contributions and climate attribution (open access)

Coupled estimation of 500 m and 8-day resolution global evapotranspiration and gross primary production in 2002–2017

Linking remote sensing and dendrochronology to quantify climate‐induced shifts in high‐elevation forests over space and time

To what extent is drought‐induced tree mortality a natural phenomenon?

Linking life‐history theory and metabolic theory explains the offspring size‐temperature relationship

Considering the effects of temperature x nutrient interactions on the thermal response curve of carrying capacity

Integrating snow science and wildlife ecology in Arctic-boreal North America (open access)

The relationship between the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index and drought indices in the South Central United States

Respiration of the sea urchin Mesocentrotus nudus in response to large temperature fluctuations

Four decades of plant community change along a continental gradient of warming

Characterizing the relationship between satellite phenology and pollen season: A case study of birch

Other impacts

Effects of changes in climate and land use on soil erosion: a case study of the Vranjska Valley, Serbia

Emergent relationships with respect to burned area in global satellite observations and fire-enabled vegetation models (open access)

Climate change mitigation

Climate change communication

Proactive, reactive and inactive pathways for scientists in a changing world (open access)

What affects individual energy conservation behavior: Personal habits, external conditions or values? An empirical study based on a survey of college students

Climate Policy

Why Ghana will not achieve its renewable energy target for electricity. Policy, legal and regulatory implications

Energy problem representation: The historical and contemporary framing of Australian electricity policy

Energy production

Methane Emissions from the Marcellus Shale in Southwestern Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia Based on Airborne Measurements

The impact of fracking activities on Oklahoma's housing prices: A panel cointegration analysis

Willingness to pay for a second-generation bioethanol: A case study of Korea

How much does financial development contribute to renewable energy growth and upgrading of energy structure in China?

Modeling peat- and forestland conversion by oil palm smallholders in Indonesian Borneo (open access)

Thailand Energy System Transition to Keep Warming Below 1.5 Degrees

Balancing clean water-climate change mitigation trade-offs (open access)

Emission savings

A high-definition spatially explicit modelling approach for national greenhouse gas emissions from industrial processes: reducing the errors and uncertainties in global emission modelling (open access)

Assessing variability in carbon footprint throughout the food supply chain: a case study of Valencian oranges


Valuing urban green spaces in mitigating climate change: a city‐wide estimate of aboveground carbon stored in urban green spaces of China's Capital

Climate change

A comparison of bioclimatic conditions on Franz Josef Land (the Arctic) between the turn of the nineteenth to twentieth century and present day (open access)

Temperature, precipitation, wind

Contribution of atmospheric moisture transport to winter Arctic warming

Uncertainty of the Linear Trend in the Zonal SST Gradient Across the Equatorial Pacific Since 1881

Characteristics of various rainfall events over South Peninsular India during northeast monsoon using high-resolution gridded dataset (1901–2016)

Climate Model Projections for Future Seasonal Rainfall Cycle Statistics in Northwest Costa Rica

Separating the influences of land warming, the direct CO2 effect, the plant physiological effect and SST warming on regional precipitation changes

Impact of Indian Ocean warming on increasing trend in pre-monsoon rainfall and Hadley circulation over Bay of Bengal

Rainfall timing: variation, characteristics, coherence, and interrelationships in Nigeria

Extreme events

Extreme droughts and human responses to them: the Czech Lands in the pre-instrumental period (open access)

Problems of drought and its management in Yobe State, Nigeria (open access)

Cryospheric hazards and risk perceptions in the Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park and Buffer Zone, Nepal

Observed changes in precipitation extremes and effects of tropical cyclones in South China during 1955‐2013

A simplified approach for flood vulnerability assessment of historic sites

Heat Waves in Florida: Climatology, Trends, and Related Precipitation Events (open access)

Ranking European capitals by exposure to heat waves and cold waves

Forcings and feedbacks

Spatio-temporal distribution of CO2 mixing ratio over Bhubaneswar, Varanasi and Jodhpur of India– Airborne campaign, 2016

Estimating Contributions of Sea Ice and Land Snow to Climate Feedback

Long-term cloud fraction biases in CMIP5 GCMs over India during monsoon season

A seasonal analysis of aerosol-cloud-radiation interaction over Indian region during 2000–2017


Spatiotemporal patterns of rain-on-snow and basal ice in high Arctic Svalbard: detection of a climate-cryosphere regime shift (open access)

Millennial‐scale Vulnerability of the Antarctic Ice Sheet to Regional Ice Shelf Collapse

Pancake ice floe size distribution during the winter expansion of the Antarctic marginal ice zone (open access)

Surface expression of basal and englacial features, properties, and processes of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Weak stratospheric polar vortex events modulated by the Arctic sea ice loss

Arctic sea-ice-free season projected to extend into autumn (open access)

Origin, burial and preservation of late Pleistocene-age glacier ice in Arctic permafrost (Bylot Island, NU, Canada) (open access)

Simulation of land surface heat fluxes in permafrost regions on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau using CMIP5 models


Assessment of actual evapotranspiration variability over global land derived from seven reanalysis datasets

Atmospheric moisture transport between mid‐latitudes and the Arctic: regional, seasonal and vertical distributions

Model consensus projections of US regional hydroclimates under greenhouse warming (open access)

Quantifying the contributions of snow/glacier meltwater to river runoff in the Tianshan Mountains, Central Asia

Uncertainty representations of mean sea-level change: a telephone game?

Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

ENSO variability, teleconnection changes and responses to large volcanic eruptions since AD 1000

Carbon and nitrogen cycles

Relative sea‐level change regulates organic carbon accumulation in coastal habitats (open access)

Plant diversity loss reduces soil respiration across terrestrial ecosystems

Impact of peatlands on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the Rajang River and Estuary, Malaysia (open access)

Significant Biologically‐mediated CO2 Uptake in the Pacific Arctic During the Late Open Water Season

Seasonal variability of CO2 fluxes at different interfaces and vertical CO2 concentration profiles within a Rhizophora mangrove forest (Can Gio, Viet Nam)

Other papers


The onset of neoglaciation in Iceland and the 4.2 ka event (open access)


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