New research, May 28 – June 3, 2018

New research, May 28 – June 3, 2018

New research, May 28 – June 3, 2018

Posted on 8 June 2018 by Ari Jokimäki

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

Climate change

Overcoming early career barriers to interdisciplinary climate change research

Projected climate over the Greater Horn of Africa under 1.5 °C and 2 °C global warming (open access)

Temperature, precipitation, wind

Analysis of past changes in wet bulb temperature in relation to snow making conditions based on long term observations Austria and Germany

The number of snow making days changes least in October and most in December when averaged over all stations. Very high stations show more change in October and less change in December than the lower stations. Several stations show a significant decrease of snow making days per month, particularly in more recent sub-periods, but trends vary strongly between stations and for different sub-periods. Sub-periods with positive trends are present in earlier phases of the time series at some stations and inter-annual variability is generally 1–2 orders of magnitude greater than detected trends.

On the concordance of 21st century wind-wave climate projections

Spatiotemporal extremes of temperature and precipitation during 1960–2015 in the Yangtze River Basin (China) and impacts on vegetation dynamics

Comparison of two long-term and high-resolution satellite precipitation datasets in Xinjiang, China

The effects of 1.5 and 2 degrees of global warming on Africa in the CORDEX ensemble (open access)

Spatial distribution of unidirectional trends in temperature and temperature extremes in Pakistan

Spatial and temporal stability of temperature in the first-level basins of China during 1951–2013

Quantification of the changes in intensity and frequency of hourly extreme rainfall attributed climate change in Oman

Extreme events

A climatological assessment of drought impact on vegetation health index

Short-term changes in thermal perception associated with heatwave conditions in Melbourne, Australia

Spatial distribution patterns of global natural disasters based on biclustering

Rethinking flood risk communication (open access)

Increasing extent and intensity of thunderstorms observed over the Congo Basin from 1982 to 2016

Forcings and feedbacks

Surface energy balance closure at ten sites over the Tibetan plateau (open access)

Sensitivity of surface temperature to oceanic forcing via q-flux Green’s function experiments Part II: Feedback decomposition and polar amplification

1990–2016 surface solar radiation variability and trend over the Piedmont region (northwest Italy)

Solar dimming above temperate forests and its impact on local climate (open access)


Seasonal variations of the backscattering coefficient measured by radar altimeters over the Antarctic Ice Sheet (open access)

Warm winter, thin ice? (open access)

Changing snow seasonality in the highlands of Kyrgyzstan (open access)


On observed aridity changes over the semiarid regions of India in a warming climate

Lake storage variation on the endorheic Tibetan Plateau and its attribution to climate change since the new millennium (open access)

Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

Responses of the Tropical Atmospheric Circulation to Climate Change and Connection to the Hydrological Cycle

Atlantic-Pacific Asymmetry in Deep Water Formation

The downward influence of uncertainty in the Northern Hemisphere stratospheric polar vortex response to climate change

Statistical occurrence and mechanisms of the 2014–2016 delayed super El Niño captured by a simple dynamical model

Carbon cycle

Vulnerability and resilience of the carbon exchange of a subarctic peatland to an extreme winter event (carbon cycle)

Climate change impacts

Bibliometric analysis of Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment research


Will climate change benefit or hurt Russian grain production? A statistical evidence from a panel approach

Our results indicate that CC might have a positive effect on winter wheat, spring wheat and spring barley productivity in a number of regions in the Northern and Siberian parts of Russia. However, due to the highly damaging CC impact on grain production in the most productive regions located in the South of the country, the overall impact tends to be negative.

Climate change adaptation in small island developing states: Insights and lessons from a meta-paradigmatic study

Mean air temperature as a risk factor for stroke mortality in São Paulo, Brazil

Diverse landscapes, diverse risks: synthesis of the special issue on climate change and adaptive capacity in a hotter, drier Southwestern United States

Impacts of a lengthening open water season on Alaskan coastal communities: deriving locally relevant indices from large-scale datasets and community observations (open access)

Global seafood consumption footprint (open access)

Cascading impacts of climate change on southwestern US cropland agriculture (open access)

The best laid plans: Impacts of politics on local climate change adaptation


Increasing global vegetation browning hidden in overall vegetation greening: Insights from time-varying trends

Long-term changes in migration timing of Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at the southern Baltic coast in response to temperatures on route and at breeding grounds

Temperature influences habitat preference of coral reef fishes: Will generalists become more specialised in a warming ocean?

Root responses to elevated CO2, warming and irrigation in a semi‐arid grassland: Integrating biomass, length and life span in a 5‐year field experiment

Increased body size along urbanization gradients at both community and intraspecific level in macro‐moths

Differential ecophysiological responses and resilience to heat wave events in four co-occurring temperate tree species (open access)

Effects of elevated CO2 and temperature on phytoplankton community biomass, species composition and photosynthesis during an experimentally induced autumn bloom in the western English Channel (open access)

Later springs green-up faster: the relation between onset and completion of green-up in deciduous forests of North America

Climate change mitigation

Time Trends and Persistence in the Global CO2 Emissions Across Europe

Climate change communication

Climate change communication from cities in the USA

Bonding and Bridging Relationships in Collaborative Forums Responding to Weather Warnings

Emission savings

Estimating the global warming emissions of the LCAXVII conference: connecting flights matter

National research funding and energy efficiency: Evidence from the National Science Foundation of China

Assessing fossil fuel CO2 emissions in California using atmospheric observations and models (open access)

A life cycle assessment of the environmental impacts of a beef system in the USA (open access)

Energy efficiency as a means to expand energy access: A Uganda roadmap

Development path of Chinese low-carbon cities based on index evaluation (open access)

The carbon footprint of agricultural crop cultivation in India

Energy production

Quantification of methane sources in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region of Alberta by aircraft mass balance (open access)

Should future wind speed changes be taken into account in wind farm development? (open access)

Decentralised electric power delivery for rural electrification in Pakistan

Willing to participate in vehicle-to-grid (V2G)? Why not!

China’s nuclear power under the global 1.5 °C target: Preliminary feasibility study and prospects (open access)

“I can live with nuclear energy if…”: Exploring public perceptions of nuclear energy in Singapore

How to peak carbon emissions in China’s power sector: A regional perspective

Climate Policy

Distributing the Global Carbon Budget with climate justice criteria

Which policy instruments attract foreign direct investments in renewable energy?

The participation of core stakeholders in the design of, and challenges to, the US Clean Power Plan

Global mean temperature indicators linked to warming levels avoiding climate risks (open access)

Should Ethiopia and least developed countries exit from the Paris climate accord? – Geopolitical, development, and energy policy perspectives

Aligning climate action with the self-interest and short-term dominated priorities of decision-makers

Estimation of the cost of greenhouse gas reduction in Korea under the global scenario of 1.5 °C temperature increase

Other papers

General climate science

Multiple symptoms of total ozone recovery inside the Antarctic vortex during austral spring (open access)

On ozone trend detection: using coupled chemistry–climate simulations to investigate early signs of total column ozone recovery (open access)


Placing the Common Era in a Holocene context: millennial to centennial patterns and trends in the hydroclimate of North America over the past 2000 years (open access)

Environmental issues

Spatial Effects of Air Pollution on Public Health in China

Superforest,Climate Change

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