Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change
Posted by Ari Jokimäki on July 10, 2010
Lately I have gotten familiar with the climate science journals as I have been writing some news pieces to Finnish people. One of the journals I have noticed is from Wiley Interscience and it is called “Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change”. This journal publishes all kinds of review articles on issues relating to climate. For an amateur like me, review articles are very important. They are scientific articles but yet they are written in a language that an amateur can understand. Sure there are occasions when even a review article goes too complicated for me but still they usually are very readable.
This Wiley Interscience journal has just started – it only has two issues published. First issue contains papers from Judith Lean (“Cycles and trends in solar irradiance and climate”) and Spencer Weart (“The idea of anthropogenic global climate change in the 20th century”). There are lot of other interesting papers too in that issue.
Second issue has Peter Stott et al’s “Detection and attribution of climate change: a regional perspective” among others. The early view articles (at the time of the writing) has David Frank et al’s “A noodle, hockey stick, and spaghetti plate: a perspective on high-resolution paleoclimatology” and J. Annan’s “Bayesian approaches to detection and attribution”. Even deniers are kept happy as there’s Roger Pielke Jr’s “The Carbon Economy and Climate Mitigation: an editorial essay”. I wrote in Finnish about the Piquet’s “Linking climate change, environmental degradation, and migration: a methodological overview” and I’m sure that I will use many of the articles published in this journal in the future. They have one important thing why I’m especially interested in this journal – they offer all of their articles for free to everyone (edited to add: I thank Wiley Interscience for that) (edited to add 2: it seems that issue 1 papers are not freely available but they must be purchased).
If you are interested in climate science, I suggest you dig into the papers published by this journal. I know I will.