New research, September 17-23, 2018

New research, September 17-23, 2018

New research, September 17-23, 2018

Posted on 28 September 2018 by Ari Jokimäki

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

Climate change impacts 


Bayesian estimates for the mapping of dengue hotspots and estimation of the risk of disease epidemic in Northeast Brazil

Effects of climate change-related heat stress on labor productivity in South Korea

Climatic preferences for beach tourism: an empirical study on Greek islands

Estimation of economic losses from tropical cyclones in China at 1.5 °C and 2.0 °C warming using the regional climate model COSMO‐CLM

Mapping the need for adaptation: assessing drought vulnerability using the livelihood vulnerability index approach in a mid-hill region of Nepal

Unavoidable solutions for coastal adaptation in Reunion Island (Indian Ocean)

Co-producing UK climate change adaptation policy: An analysis of the 2012 and 2017 UK Climate Change Risk Assessments

Behavioral adaptation to climate change in wildfire‐prone forests

Assessing real options in urban surface water flood risk management under climate change (open access)

Climate change impact on Mexico wheat production

Global Freshwater Availability Below Normal Conditions and Population Impact Under 1.5 and 2 °C Stabilization Scenarios

Climate change as a motivating factor for farm-adjustments: rethinking the link (open access)

Ratooning as an adaptive management tool for climatic change in rice systems along a north-south transect in the southern Mississippi valley


Corals sustain growth but not skeletal density across the Florida Keys Reef Tract despite ongoing warming

Depth‐Dependent Thermal Stress Around Corals in the Tropical Pacific Ocean

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

Linking permafrost thaw to shifting biogeochemistry and food web resources in an arctic river

Temperature niche position and breadth of ectomycorrhizal fungi: reduced diversity under warming predicted by a nested community structure

Overlooked climate parameters best predict flowering onset: assessing phenological models using the elastic net

Moisture‐mediated responsiveness of treeline shifts to global warming in the Himalayas (open access)

Pushing the limit: Resilience of an Arctic copepod to environmental fluctuations (open access)

Resource limitation alters effects of phenological shifts on inter-specific competition

Climatically controlled reproduction drives interannual growth variability in a temperate tree species

Land‐surface greening suggests vigorous woody regrowth throughout European semi‐natural vegetation

Fire, fragmentation, and windstorms: a recipe for tropical forest degradation

Vegetation‐climate interactions on the Loess Plateau: a non‐linear Granger causality analysis

Cascading effects from plants to soil microorganisms explain how plant species richness and simulated climate change affect soil multifunctionality

Other impacts

Spatiotemporal trends of area burnt in the Iberian Peninsula, 1975–2013

Climate change mitigation 

Climate Policy

Renewable and low carbon technologies policy

Designing China’s national carbon emissions trading system in a transitional period (open access)

Energy production

From collapsed coal mines to floating solar farms, why China’s new power stations matter

Emission savings

How big is the energy efficiency resource? (open access)

Multi‐year net ecosystem carbon balance of a restored peatland reveals a return to carbon sink

Chinese cropping systems are a net source of greenhouse gases despite soil carbon sequestration (open access)

Are capitalists green? Firm ownership and provincial CO2emissions in China


Stopping the flood: could we use targeted geoengineering to mitigate sea level rise? (open access)

Climate change

Temperature, precipitation, wind

The Global Historical Climatology Network Monthly Temperature Dataset, Version 4

Quality control and homogenization of the Belgian historical temperature data

What caused the record‐breaking warming in East China Seas during August 2016? (open access)

Trends of climate change indices in some Mexican cities from 1980 to 2010

Extreme events

Exacerbation of the 2013–2016 Pan‐Caribbean Drought by Anthropogenic Warming

Characteristics and risk analysis of hydrological disaster events from 1949 to 2015 in Urumqi, China

Extreme temperature events on the Iberian Peninsula: Statistical trajectory analysis and synoptic patterns

Climate change risks for severe storms in developing countries in the context of poverty and inequality in Cambodia

Impact of forecasted land use changes on flood risk in the Polish Carpathians (open access)

Comparison of agricultural stakeholder survey results and drought monitoring datasets during the 2016 U.S. Northern Plains flash drought

Regime shift in the destructiveness of tropical cyclones over the western North Pacific

Effect of climatic oscillations on flood occurrence on Papaloapan River, México, during the 1550–2000 period

Tropical cyclone projections: Changing climate threats for Pacific Island defense installations

Likelihood of concurrent climate extremes and variations over China (open access)

A Recent Reversal in the Poleward Shift of Western North Pacific Tropical Cyclones

Changes in the spatial–temporal patterns of droughts in the Brazilian Northeast (open access)

Forcings and feedbacks

Globally significant CO2 emissions from Katla, a subglacial volcano in Iceland

Natural and anthropogenic contributions to long-term variations of SO2, NO2, CO, and AOD over East China

Can Climate Models Reproduce the Decadal Change of Dust Aerosol in East Asia?


Massive destabilization of an Arctic ice cap

Surface pond energy absorption across four Himalayan glaciers accounts for 1/8 of total catchment ice loss

Atlantic salinity budget in response to Northern and Southern Hemisphere ice sheet discharge (open access)

Seasonal mass variations show timing and magnitude of meltwater storage in the Greenland Ice Sheet (open access)

Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

Transient Response of the Gulf Stream to Multiple Hurricanes in 2017

Gulf Stream variability in the context of quasi‐decadal and multi‐decadal Atlantic climate variability

Impact of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation on Baltic Sea variability

The connection between the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation and the Indian Summer Monsoon since the Industrial Revolution is intrinsic to the climate system (open access)

A direct estimate of volume, heat and fresh water exchange across the Greenland‐Iceland‐Faroe‐Scotland Ridge

Carbon and nitrogen cycles

Seasonal asymmetry in the evolution of surface ocean pCO2 and pH thermodynamic drivers and the influence on sea‐air CO2 flux

Microbial decomposition processes and vulnerable arctic soil organic carbon in the 21st century (open access)

Other papers


Relative timing of precipitation and ocean circulation changes in the western equatorial Atlantic over the last 45 kyr (open access)

Superforest,Climate Change

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