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New research, January 21-27, 2019

Posted on 1 February 2019 by Ari Jokimäki

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

Climate change

Temperature, precipitation, wind

Addressing the relocation bias in a long temperature record by means of land cover assessment

Interannual Variability of Summer Surface Air Temperature over Central India: Implications for Monsoon Onset (open access)

Skilful seasonal prediction of Korean winter temperature (open access)

Evaluation of ENACTS‐Rwanda; A New Multi‐Decade, High‐Resolution Rainfall and Temperature Dataset: Climatology

Assessment of temperature and rainfall changes in the Karoun River basin

Volta basin precipitation and temperature climatology: evaluation of CORDEX-Africa regional climate model simulations

Effects of Arctic stratospheric ozone changes on spring precipitation in the northwestern United States (open access)

How well the downscaled CMIP5 models able to reproduce the monsoon precipitation over seven homogeneous zones of India?

Evaluation and Future Projection of Chinese Precipitation Extremes using Large Ensemble High-Resolution Climate Simulations (open access)

Is equatorial Africa getting wetter or drier? Insights from an evaluation of long‐term, satellite‐based rainfall estimates for western Uganda

Spatial patterns and time distribution of Central European extreme precipitation events between 1961 and 2013

Atmospheric moisture measurements explain increases in tropical rainfall extremes

Analysis of near-surface wind speed change in China during 1958–2015

Extreme events

Drought and famine in India, 1870‐2016

Dynamical downscaling the impact of spring Western US land surface temperature on the 2015 flood extremes at the Southern Great Plains: effect of domain choice, dynamic cores and land surface parameterization

Possible causes of the flooding over South China during the 2015/16 winter

Wetland loss impact on long term flood risks in a closed watershed

Incorporating inland flooding into hurricane evacuation decision support modeling

Reexamining the decadal change of tropical cyclogenesis over the South China Sea around the mid‐1990s

Physical–Statistical Model for Summer Extreme Temperature Events over South Korea (open access)

Forcings and feedbacks

On the diurnal, weekly, and seasonal cycles and annual trends in atmospheric CO2 at Mount Zugspitze, Germany, during 1981–2016 (open access)

The role of anthropogenic aerosol forcing in inter‐decadal variations of summertime upper‐tropospheric temperature over East Asia (open access)

Dynamically controlled ozone decline in the tropical mid-stratosphere observed by SCIAMACHY (open access)

An evaluation of Australia as a major source of dust

Diagnosing the impacts of Northern Hemisphere surface albedo biases on simulated climate (open access)


Four decades of Antarctic Ice Sheet mass balance from 1979–2017

Changes in the mountain glaciers of continental Russia during the twentieth to twenty-first centuries

Quantifying the developed and developing worlds’ carbon reduction contributions to Northern Hemisphere cryosphere change

Characterizing the behaviour of surge- and non-surge-type glaciers in the Kingata Mountains, eastern Pamir, from 1999 to 2016 (open access)

Monitoring changes in forestry and seasonal snow using surface albedo during 1982–2016 as an indicator (open access)

Sensitivity of active-layer freezing process to snow cover in Arctic Alaska (open access)


Long-term trend detection and spatiotemporal analysis of groundwater levels using GIS techniques in Lower Bhavani River basin, Tamil Nadu, India

Sea-level rise impacts on longitudinal salinity for a low-gradient estuarine system

Radiation, surface temperature and evaporation over wet surfaces

Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

Interdecadal change of the middle‐upper tropospheric land‐sea thermal contrast in the late 1990s and the associated Northern Hemisphere hydroclimate

Prediction of ocean surface trajectories using satellite derived vs. modeled ocean currents

Indian summer monsoon: Extreme events, historical changes, and role of anthropogenic forcings

The influence of mixing on the stratospheric age of air changes in the 21st century (open access)

Carbon and nitrogen cycles

Interpreting eddy covariance data from heterogeneous Siberian tundra: land-cover-specific methane fluxes and spatial representativeness (open access)

Ecosystem carbon response of an Arctic peatland to simulated permafrost thaw

On the role of climate modes in modulating the air–sea CO2 fluxes in eastern boundary upwelling systems (open access)

Drainage enhances modern soil carbon contribution but reduces old soil carbon contribution to ecosystem respiration in tundra ecosystems

Detection of Fossil and Biogenic Methane at Regional Scales Using Atmospheric Radiocarbon (open access)

Early season N2O emissions under variable water management in rice systems: source-partitioning emissions using isotope ratios along a depth profile (open access)

Large-scale predictions of salt-marsh carbon stock based on simple observations of plant community and soil type (open access)

Global nitrous oxide emissions from pasturelands and rangelands: Magnitude, spatio‐temporal patterns and attribution

Have synergies between nitrogen deposition and atmospheric CO2 driven the recent enhancement of the terrestrial carbon sink?

Climate change impacts 


Predicting the impact of climate change on severe wintertime particulate pollution events in Beijing using extreme value theory

Responses of water insecure coastal communities of Tanzania to climate change impacts. Is it incremental or transformative adaptation?

Estimating investments in knowledge and planning activities for adaptation in developing countries: an empirical approach

Modeling spatial climate change landuse adaptation with multi-objective genetic algorithms to improve resilience for rice yield and species richness and to mitigate disaster risk (open access)

Impacts of global warming on confined livestock systems for growing-fattening pigs: simulation of heat stress for 1981 to 2017 in Central Europe (open access)

The impact of extreme weather events on livestock populations: the case of the 2011 drought in Mexico


A new process-based model for predicting autumn phenology: How is leaf senescence controlled by photoperiod and temperature coupling?

The effects of local climate on the correlation between weather and seed production differ in two species with contrasting masting habit

Effects of girdling on stem CO2 efflux and its temperature sensitivity in Chinese fir and sweetgum trees

Redefining temperate forest responses to climate and disturbance in the eastern United States: New insights at the mesoscale

Global patterns of body size evolution in squamate reptiles are not driven by climate

Climate‐driven convergent evolution of plumage colour in a cosmopolitan bird

Growing season and radial growth predicted for Fagus sylvatica under climate change

Patterns of modern pollen and plant richness across northern Europe

Climate change mitigation

Climate change communication

Internet Memes, Media Frames, and the Conflicting Logics of Climate Change Discourse

How Aware Are Other Nations of Climate Change? Analyzing Germans’ Second-Order Climate Change Beliefs About Chinese, US American and German People

Public trust in energy suppliers’ communicated motives for investing in wind power

Canadian Weathercasters’ Current and Potential Role as Climate Change Communicators

Climate Policy

Whither the forest transition? Climate change, policy responses, and redistributed forests in the twenty-first century

Tax incentives to modernize the energy efficiency of the housing in Spain

Energy production

The bright side of PV production in snow-covered mountains

Projected climate change impacts on Indiana’s Energy demand and supply

Emission savings

Quantifying barriers to decarbonization of the Russian economy: real options analysis of investment risks in low-carbon technologies

Simulating growth-based harvest adaptive to future climate change (open access)

Assessing the carbon and climate benefit of restoring degraded agricultural peat soils to managed wetlands

Heterogeneity of grassland soil respiration: Antagonistic effects of grazing and nitrogen addition


Assessing the terrestrial capacity for Negative Emission Technologies in Ireland

CO2 leakage can cause loss of benthic biodiversity in submarine sands (open access)

Other papers


Flooding of the Caspian Sea at the intensification of Northern Hemisphere Glaciations

Vegetation and climate during the penultimate interglacial of the northeastern Russian Arctic: the Lake El’gygytgyn pollen record

Heinrich events show two-stage climate response in transient glacial simulations (open access)

Variations of the global annual mean surface temperature during the past 2000 years: results from the CESM1

Other environmental issues 

The short-term effects of air pollutants on hospitalizations for respiratory disease in Hefei, China