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New research, November 19-25, 2018

Posted on 29 November 2018 by Ari Jokimäki

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

Climate change impacts 


Decreased takeoff performance of aircraft due to climate change

Failure to protect beaches under slowly rising sea level (open access)

Heading for the hills: climate-driven community relocations in the Solomon Islands and Alaska provide insight for a 1.5 °C future

Quantification and evaluation of intra-urban heat-stress variability in Seoul, Korea

Characterizing heat stress on livestock using the temperature humidity index (THI)—prospects for a warmer Caribbean (open access)

Adaptation action and research in glaciated mountain systems: Are they enough to meet the challenge of climate change?

Assessing the alignment of national-level adaptation plans to the Paris Agreement

A framework for assessing community adaptation to climate change in a fisheries context

Beyond 1.5 °C: vulnerabilities and adaptation strategies for Caribbean Small Island Developing States

Constraints on farmer adaptability in the Iowa-Cedar River Basin

Climate change impact and adaptation for wheat protein (open access)

Livestock productivity as indicator of vulnerability to climate hazards: a Mongolian case study

Simple scaling of climate inputs allows robust extrapolation of modelled wheat yield risk at a continental scale (open access)

Characterizing climate change risks by linking robust decision frameworks and uncertain probabilistic projections

Future climatic suitability of the Emilia-Romagna (Italy) region for grape production

Yield potential definition of the chilling requirement reveals likely underestimation of the risk of climate change on winter chill accumulation

Climate change impacts on critical international transportation assets of Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS): the case of Jamaica and Saint Lucia

Comparative analyses of flood damage models in three Asian countries: towards a regional flood risk modelling


Climate change impacts on the distribution of venomous snakes and snakebite risk in Mozambique

Broad consistency between satellite and vegetation model estimates of Net Primary Productivity across global and regional scales

Ocean acidification increases iodine accumulation in kelp‐based coastal food webs (open access)

Changes in the biochemical and nutrient composition of seafood due to ocean acidification and warming

Resistance to temperature stress and Drupella corallivory may promote the dominance of Platygyra acuta in the marginal coral communities in Hong Kong

Environmental and physiochemical controls on coral calcification along a latitudinal temperature gradient in Western Australia (open access)

Grazer movements exacerbate grass declines during drought in an African savanna

Weather effects on birds of different size are mediated by long‐term climate and vegetation type in endangered temperate woodlands

Delayed herbivory by migratory geese increases summer‐long CO2 uptake in coastal western Alaska (open access)

Bottom‐up and top‐down effects of browning and warming on shallow lake food webs

Divergent trends in the risk of spring frost damage to trees in Europe with recent warming (open access)

Near‐future forest vulnerability to drought and fire varies across the western United States (open access)

Modelled net carbon gain responses to climate change in boreal trees: impacts of photosynthetic parameter selection and acclimation

Assessing climate change associated sea level rise impacts on sea turtle nesting beaches using drones, photogrammetry and a novel GPS system

Trends in phytoplankton phenology in the Mediterranean Sea based on ocean-colour remote sensing (open access)

The relationship between drought activity and vegetation cover in Northwest China from 1982 to 2013

Leaf area index identified as a major source of variability in modeled CO2 fertilization (open access)

The influence of climatic legacies on the distribution of dryland biocrust communities (open access)

A natural heating experiment: Phenotypic and genotypic responses of plant phenology to geothermal soil warming

FACE facts hold for multiple generations; Evidence from natural CO2 springs (open access)

Effects of elevated CO2 and phytoplankton-derived organic matter on the metabolism of bacterial communities from coastal waters (open access)

Water relations of drought-stressed temperate trees benefit from short drought-intermitting rainfall events

Environmental drivers interactively affect individual tree growth across temperate European forests (open access)

Effect of interannual precipitation variability on dryland productivity: A global synthesis (open access)

Local Adaptation, Genetic Divergence, and Experimental Selection in a Foundation Grass across the US Great Plains’ Climate Gradient

Plastic and genetic responses of a common sedge to warming have contrasting effects on carbon cycle processes (open access)

Other impacts

Climate seasonality as an essential predictor of global fire activity

The occurrence of forest fires in Mexico presents an altitudinal tendency: a geospatial analysis

New insights in the relation between climate and slope failures at high-elevation sites

Landslide susceptibility assessment at the Wuning area, China: a comparison between multi-criteria decision making, bivariate statistical and machine learning methods

Climate change mitigation

Climate change communication

Anomalous Anglophones? Contours of free market ideology, political polarization, and climate change attitudes in English-speaking countries, Western European and post-Communist states

Climate Policy

Designing air ticket taxes for climate change mitigation: insights from a Swedish valuation study (open access)

Energy-intensive manufacturing sectors in China: policy priorities for achieving climate mitigation and energy conservation targets

Energy production

Energy dependence behind the Iron Curtain: The Bulgarian experience

Analyzing major renewable energy sources and power stability in Taiwan by 2030

Emission savings

Limited potential of harvest index improvement to reduce methane emissions from rice paddies

Fresh‐state performance design of green concrete mixes with reduced carbon dioxide emissions

Development and analysis of strategies to facilitate the conversion of Canadian houses into net zero energy buildings


Same or different? Insights on public perception and acceptance of carbon capture and storage or utilization in Germany

Climate change

Decreasing “alpine tundra” climatic type with global warming in the Tibetan Plateau

Temperature, precipitation, wind

On the simulation of sensible heat flux over the Tibetan Plateau using different thermal roughness length parameterization schemes

The role of internal variability in 21st century projections of the seasonal cycle of Northern Hemisphere surface temperature

Evaluation of air temperature and rainfall from ECMWF and NASA gridded data for southeastern Brazil

Precipitation variability and its relation to climate anomalies in the Bolivian Altiplano

Climate warming increases vertical and seasonal water temperature differences and inter-annual variability in a mountain lake (open access)

Extreme events

An interdecadal change in the interannual variability of boreal summer tropical cyclone genesis frequency over the western North Pacific around the early 1990s

Influential role of inter‐decadal explosive cyclone activity on the increased frequency of winter storm events in Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan

Impacts of the combined modes of the tropical Indo‐Pacific SSTAs on the tropical cyclone genesis over the western North Pacific

A multiscalar evaluation of differential impacts of canonical ENSO and ENSO Modoki on drought in China

Strong heat and cold waves in Poland in relation with the large-scale atmospheric circulation (open access)

The 2017 record marine heatwave in the Southwestern Atlantic Shelf

Future Nuisance Flooding in Norfolk, VA from Astronomical Tides and Annual to Decadal Internal Climate Variability

Multimodel assessment of flood characteristics in four large river basins at global warming of 1.5, 2.0 and 3.0 K above the pre-industrial level (open access)

Concurrent droughts and hot extremes in Northwest China from 1961 to 2017

Forcings and feedbacks

Wintertime internal climate variability over Eurasia in the CESM large ensemble

Lower tropospheric ozone over the North China Plain: variability and trends revealed by IASI satellite observations for 2008–2016 (open access)

Signs of the ozone recovery based on multi sensor reanalysis of total ozone for the period 1979–2017 (open access)

A new global anthropogenic SO2 emission inventory for the last decade: a mosaic of satellite-derived and bottom-up emissions (open access)


Modelling the fate of surface melt on the Larsen C Ice Shelf (open access)

Neutral equilibrium and forcing feedbacks in marine ice sheet modelling (open access)

What historical landfast ice observations tell us about projected ice conditions in Arctic archipelagoes and marginal seas under anthropogenic forcing (open access)

Spatiotemporal analysis of snow cover in Iran based on topographic characteristics

Contrasting lake ice responses to winter climate indicate future variability and trends on the Alaskan Arctic Coastal Plain (open access)

An estimate of ice wedge volume for a High Arctic polar desert environment, Fosheim Peninsula, Ellesmere Island (open access)


Copulas‐based risk analysis for inter‐seasonal combinations of wet and dry conditions under a changing climate

The Changing Character of the California Sierra Nevada as a Natural Reservoir

Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

The Influence of Atmospheric Circulation Patterns on Cold Air Outbreaks in the Eastern United States

Connections between the Madden–Julian Oscillation and surface temperatures in winter 2018 over eastern North America (open access)

Weak El Niño and Winter Climate in the mid-high latitude Eurasia

Carbon and nitrogen cycles

Riverine particulate C and N generated at the permafrost thaw front: case study of western Siberian rivers across a 1700 km latitudinal transect (open access)

Emissions from dry inland waters are a blind spot in the global carbon cycle (open access)

What Limits Predictive Certainty of Long‐Term Carbon Uptake?

Other papers

General climate science

Shipboard automated meteorological and oceanographic system data archive: 2005–2017 (open access)


Cryosphere carbon dynamics control Early Toarcian global warming and sea level evolution

North Atlantic versus Global Control on Dansgaard‐Oeschger Events

Connecting the Greenland ice-core and U∕Th timescales via cosmogenic radionuclides: testing the synchroneity of Dansgaard–Oeschger events (open access)

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