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New research from last week 27-30

Posted by Ari Jokimäki on July 30, 2012

New research from last week was in boreal summer break for 4 weeks. Surprisingly journals kept pushing out papers. Here are some papers that I noted during the break. Links are to abstracts only, so you have to hunt down the full texts yourself when needed.

Arctic Clouds and Surface Radiation: Arctic Clouds and Surface Radiation – a critical comparison of satellite retrievals and the ERA-Interim reanalysis – Zygmuntowska et al. (2012)

Permafrost distribution in the European Alps: Permafrost distribution in the European Alps: calculation and evaluation of an index map and summary statistics – Boeckli et al. (2012)

Small part of Arctic sea ice extent decline has been due to Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation: Sources of multi-decadal variability in Arctic sea ice extent – Day et al. (2012)

The effect of climate change and ocean acidification on seagrasses and marine macroalgae: Climate Change and Ocean AcidificationEffects on Seagrasses and Marine Macroalgae – Koch et al. (2012)

How vegetation in Switzerland responded to rapid warming in the past?: Vegetation responses to rapid warming and to minor climatic fluctuations during the Late-Glacial Interstadial (GI-1) at Gerzensee (Switzerland) – Ammann et al. (2012)

Anthropogenic aerosols may have masked greenhouse gas-induced changes in rainfall over north-western Australia: Aerosol- and greenhouse gas-induced changes in summer rainfall and circulation in the Australasian region: a study using single-forcing climate simulations – Rotstayn et al. (2012)

Evidence for possible similarities between End-Permian mass extinction and expected 21st century situation: Evidence for end-Permian ocean acidification from calcium isotopes in biogenic apatite – Hinojosa et al. (2012)

Analysis of global tropical cyclone activity over the past 5,000 years: Punctuated global tropical cyclone activity over the past 5,000 years – Nott & Forsyth (2012)

Reconstructing the sea ice season length: Variability in the length of the sea ice season in the Middle Eocene Arctic – Stickley et al. (2012)

Western Mediterranean precipitation over the last 300 years from instrumental observations: Western Mediterranean precipitation over the last 300 years from instrumental observations – Camuffo et al. (2012)

Most genetically diverse lizard populations are the ones most at risk from climate change: Predicting the impacts of climate change on genetic diversity in an endangered lizard species – Dubey et al. (2012)

CO2 lagged temperature by less than 400 years and even short lead is possible during last deglaciation: Tightened constraints on the time-lag between Antarctic temperature and CO2 during the last deglaciation – Pedro et al. (2012)

Significant increase in atmospheric long-wave radiation in Israel is caused by water vapour and anthropogenic gases: The roles of water vapour, rainfall and solar radiation in determining air temperature change measured at Bet Dagan, Israel between 1964 and 2010 – Stanhill et al. (2012)

Changes in diurnal temperature range in Bangladesh: Changes in diurnal temperature range in Bangladesh during the time period 1961–2008 – Shahid et al. (2012)

In Spain total cloud cover increased until 1960s when it started to decrease: Increasing cloud cover in the 20th century: review and new findings in Spain – Sanchez-Lorenzo et al. (2012)

Large methane emission upon spring thaw from natural wetlands in the northern permafrost region: Large methane emission upon spring thaw from natural wetlands in the northern permafrost region – Song et al. (2012)

Over past 50 years, tree growth decline has prevailed despite increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide: Probing for the influence of atmospheric CO2 and climate change on forest ecosystems across biomes – Silva & Madhur (2012)

Particular combinations of temperature and moisture can interact directly or indirectly to limit species ranges even when these factors alone do not exceed species tolerances: The relative influence of temperature, moisture and their interaction on range limits of mammals over the past century – Smith (2012)

Urban traffic restrictions could help attain global CO2 reduction targets: Satellite-based estimates of reduced CO and CO2 emissions due to traffic restrictions during the 2008 Beijing Olympics – Worden et al. (2012)

Atmospheric methane increase during the abrupt warming of Younger Dryas termination might have been mostly from biomass burning: Enrichment in 13C of atmospheric CH4 during the Younger Dryas termination – Melton et al. (2012)

Damage potential of a potato pest species might increase in future: Predicting climate-change-caused changes in global temperature on potato tuber moth Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller) distribution and abundance using phenology modeling and GIS mapping – Kroschel et al. (2012)

Carbon emissions of Chinese cities: The carbon emissions of Chinese cities – Wang et al. (2012)

Satellite retrieval of the liquid water fraction in tropical clouds: Satellite retrieval of the liquid water fraction in tropical clouds between −20 and −38 °C – Mitchell & d’Entremont (2012)

Near real time satellite estimates of global biomass burning emissions: Near real time global biomass burning emissions product from geostationary satellite constellation – Zhang et al. (2012)

North Atlantic Oscillation affects North Atlantic Ocean carbon dioxide uptake: Multi-decadal uptake of carbon dioxide into subtropical mode water of the North Atlantic Ocean – Bates (2012)

How snow-albedo feedback affects Swiss spring temperatures: Snow-albedo feedback and Swiss spring temperature trends – Scherrer et al. (2012)

Subduction of Mode Water has intensified in the South Pacific during 20th century: An Intensification Trend of South Pacific Mode Water Subduction Rates over the 20th Century – Liu & Wu (2012)

Aerial photos show increase in erect shrubs in extensively warmed Low Arctic region: Recent expansion of erect shrubs in the Low Arctic: evidence from Eastern Nunavik – Tremblay et al. (2012)

The potential of enhanced weathering in the UK: The potential of enhanced weathering in the UK – Renforth (2012)

Medieval winters were cooler and summers were warmer than late 20th century in Scotland: Marine climatic seasonality during early medieval times (10th to 12th centuries) based on isotopic records in Viking Age shells from Orkney, Scotland – Surge & Barrett (2012)

Satellite Oceanography and Climate Change: Satellite Oceanography and Climate Change – Garcia-Soto et al. (2012)

New analysis on Toba super-eruption: Did the 73 ka Toba super-eruption have an enduring effect? Insights from genetics, prehistoric archaeology, pollen analysis, stable isotope geochemistry, geomorphology, ice cores, and climate models – Williams (2012)

Consistent estimates from satellites and models for the first aerosol indirect forcing: Consistent estimates from satellites and models for the first aerosol indirect forcing – Penner et al. (2012)

Interdecadal variability/long-term changes in global precipitation patterns: Interdecadal variability/long-term changes in global precipitation patterns during the past three decades: global warming and/or pacific decadal variability? – Gu & Adler (2012)

Southeastern United States was one of the rare places that cooled during 20th century: The 20th century cooling trend over the southeastern United States – Rogers (2012)

Predicted warming is unlikely to have major effects on squid but acidification may have greater impact: Role of squid in the Southern Ocean pelagic ecosystem and the possible consequences of climate change – Rodhouse (2012)

Shifting Avian elevational ranges with changing climate: The push and pull of climate change causes heterogeneous shifts in avian elevational ranges – Tingley et al. (2012)

Deer browsing affects temperature response of tree species: Sapling growth responses to warmer temperatures ‘cooled’ by browse pressure – Fisichelli et al. (2012)

Livestock greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation potential in Europe: Livestock greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation potential in Europe – Bellarby et al. (2012)

When calculating ice mass, remember to include small glaciers: Significant contribution to total mass from very small glaciers – Bahr & Radić (2012)

Capacity of North Atlantic surface waters to absorb carbon dioxide has diminished: Detecting anthropogenic carbon dioxide uptake and ocean acidification in the North Atlantic Ocean – Bates et al. (2012)

Measuring GHG’s from solar radiation: Remote sensing of CO2 and CH4 using solar absorption spectrometry with a low resolution spectrometer – Petri et al. (2012)

Identification of climatic state with limited proxy data: Identification of climatic state with limited proxy data – Annan & Hargreaves (2012)

Global and regional multi-annual (1996–2003) analysis of cloud properties: Seven years of global retrieval of cloud properties using space-borne data of GOME – Lelli et al. (2012)

Latitudinally asymmetric response of global surface temperature: Latitudinally asymmetric response of global surface temperature: Implications for regional climate change – Xu & Ramanathan (2012)

Future Baltic Sea ecosystem may unprecedentedly change compared to the past 150 yr: Comparing reconstructed past variations and future projections of the Baltic Sea ecosystem—first results from multi-model ensemble simulations – Meier et al. (2012)

Measurements show Earth’s greenhouse effect: Solar and thermal radiation profiles and radiative forcing measured through the atmosphere – Philipona et al. (2012)

Ice mass loss continues at high rate in Larsen B Ice Shelf: Mass loss of Larsen B tributary glaciers (Antarctic Peninsula) unabated since 2002 – Berthier et al. (2012)

Colombia bird species are projected to lose on average between 33 and 43 % of their total range under future climate: Effects of climate change on species distribution, community structure, and conservation of birds in protected areas in Colombia – Velásquez-Tibatá et al. (2012)

Honey, we shrunk the Alps’ snow cover: The snowline climate of the Alps 1961–2010 – Hantel et al. (2012)

Icebergs have an effect on ocean circulation: Simulating Heinrich event 1 with interactive icebergs – Jongma et al. (2012)

Historical and future changes in temperature extremes over Europe: Historical and future changes in maximum and minimum temperature records over Europe – Elguindi et al. (2012)

Parisian heat island is projected to decrease with global warming: Evolution of the Parisian urban climate under a global changing climate – Lemonsu et al. (2012)

European Alps glacier mass balance: Extrapolating glacier mass balance to the mountain-range scale: the European Alps 1900–2100 – Huss (2012)

More on climate regime shifts: Directional influences on global temperature prediction – Wang et al. (2012)

How to define Anthropocene?: The stratigraphic status of the Anthropocene – Gale & Hoare (2012)

The atmospheric lifetime of black carbon: The atmospheric lifetime of black carbon – Cape et al. (2012)

AMOC variability and climatic influence: Multicentennial variability of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation and its climatic influence in a 4000 year simulation of the GFDL CM2.1 climate model – Delworth & Zeng (2012)

Study found that projected warming shortened mosquito lifespan, which in turn decreased the potential dengue season in 3 U.S. cities: Potential impacts of climate change on the ecology of dengue and its mosquito vector the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) – Erickson et al. (2012)

The relationship of Indian summer monsoon and sunspot cycle: The Indian summer monsoon during peaks in the 11 year sunspot cycle – van Loon & Meehl (2012)

Western tropical Pacific sea level changes are well explained by global sea-level rise and trade wind fluctuations: Multidecadal sea level anomalies and trends in the western tropical Pacific – Merrifield et al. (2012)

Stepwise changes in stratospheric water vapor: Stepwise changes in stratospheric water vapor? – Fueglistaler (2012)

Stratospheric water vapor and climate: Stratospheric water vapor and climate: Sensitivity to the representation in radiation codes – Maycock & Shine (2012)

Study demonstrates the importance of including preindustrial emissions for the most scientifically defensible attribution: Attribution of atmospheric CO2 and temperature increases to regions: importance of preindustrial land use change – Pongratz & Caldeira (2012)

Increasingly high temperatures might have negative implications for the fitness of arid-zone birds: The costs of keeping cool in a warming world: implications of high temperatures for foraging, thermoregulation and body condition of an arid-zone bird – du Plessis et al. (2012)

Correlation of Caribbean precipitation and AMO during past 1300 years: Cuban stalagmite suggests relationship between Caribbean precipitation and the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation during the past 1.3 ka – Fensterer et al. (2012)

One more paper reporting evidence of ozone recovery: Development of a climate record of tropospheric and stratospheric column ozone from satellite remote sensing: evidence of an early recovery of global stratospheric ozone – Ziemke & Chandra (2012)

Problems in identifying weekly cycles in meteorological variables: Identifying weekly cycles in meteorological variables: The importance of an appropriate statistical analysis – Daniel et al. (2012)

Problems in identifying weekly cycles in meteorological variables 2: Assessing large-scale weekly cycles in meteorological variables: a review – Sanchez-Lorenzo et al. (2012)

Are Swiss temperature series taking a break?: Break detection of annual Swiss temperature series – Kuglitsch et al. (2012)

There they go blaming SAM for sudden cloud cover changes: Understanding sudden changes in cloud amount: The Southern Annular Mode and South American weather fluctuations – Laken & Pallé (2012)

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