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New climate papers, part 3 – mitigation and adaptation

Posted by Ari Jokimäki on September 25, 2013

In March I published a batch of early 2013 papers on climate related issues. It’s time to give another update. Since March, there has been lot of new papers, so I’ll divide them to 5 posts. There are 734 papers altogether, so these posts should keep you busy for a while:

Part 1. Reality of climate change (temperature, other climate parameters, climate extremes, future projections).
Part 2. Impacts of climate change (cryosphere, oceans, mankind, ecosystems, other issues).
Part 3. Mitigation and adaptation (greenhouse gases, mankind reaction, energy, technologies and products, adaptation, general mitigation).
Part 4. Past climate changes.
Part 5. Other papers (feedbacks and forcings, general climate science, other issues).

Part 3 contains papers that deal with climate change related mitigation and adaptation. There are 142 papers in part 3. Subsections are greenhouse gases (62 papers), mankind reaction (18 papers), energy (16 papers), technologies and products (9 papers), adaptation (23 papers), and general mitigation (14 papers).

See About New research from last week series for some information of my new research stream (the post discusses weekly posts which I don’t do anymore, but the parts about what papers get included are valid also currently).

GREENHOUSE GASES

A multi-tower measurement network estimate of California’s methane emissions http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrd.50854/abstract

High ozone concentrations on hot days: The role of electric power demand and NOx emissions http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50967/abstract

Land-use change and nitrogen feedbacks constrain the trajectory of the land carbon sink http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50957/abstract

Carbon footprints of cities and other human settlements in the UK (open access) http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/8/3/035039

El Nino, 2006 Indonesian Peat Fires, and distribution of atmospheric methane (open access) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50937/abstract

Global CO2 fluxes estimated from GOSAT retrievals of total column CO2 (open access) http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/8695/2013/acp-13-8695-2013.html

Isotopic constraints on the pre-industrial oceanic nitrogen budget (open access) http://www.biogeosciences.net/10/5889/2013/bg-10-5889-2013.html

Carbon dioxide emission to Earth’s surface by deep-sea volcanism http://geology.gsapubs.org/content/early/2013/09/06/G34620.1.abstract

Methane concentrations over Monsoon Asia: Signals of methane emission from rice cultivation http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034425713002666

Climate change and ocean acidification reduce export of organic C to deep ocean (open access) http://www.biogeosciences.net/10/5831/2013/bg-10-5831-2013.html

Potential for forest carbon plantings to offset greenhouse emissions in Australia http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-013-0882-5

Global modeling of soil nitrous oxide emissions from natural processes http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/gbc.20087/abstract

Non-microbial methane emissions from soils http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1352231013006195

Evidence for strong seasonality in carbon storage and carbon use efficiency of Amazonian forest http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.12375/abstract

Carbon stocks of trees killed by bark beetles and wildfire in western United States (open access) http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/8/3/035032

Carbon footprint of a Cavendish banana supply chain http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11367-013-0602-4

Real-time monitoring system of urban emissions of CO2 from Davos, Switzerland http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JAMC-D-13-038.1

Tundra ecosystems observed to be CO2 sources due to differential amplification of carbon cycle http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ele.12164/abstract

Climate change, ecosystem services, and costs of action and inaction http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wcc.247/abstract

Are recent Arctic ozone losses caused by increasing greenhouse gases? (probably not) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50835/abstract

A 60 yr record of atmospheric carbon monoxide reconstructed from Greenland firn air (open access) http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/7567/2013/acp-13-7567-2013.html

CH4 emissions from a western US natural gas field estimated as 6.2-11.7% of gas production http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50811/abstract

Soil organic carbon dust emission: an omitted global source of atmospheric CO2 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.12305/abstract

Revisiting factors controlling methane emissions from high-Arctic tundra (open access) http://www.biogeosciences.net/10/5139/2013/bg-10-5139-2013.html

CO, NOx and 13CO2 as tracers for fossil fuel CO2 (open access) http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/7343/2013/acp-13-7343-2013.html

If anthropogenic CO2 emissions cease, will atmospheric CO2 concentration continue to increase? http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00751.1

Offshore permafrost decay and massive seabed methane escape at the South Kara Sea shelf http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50735/abstract

Methane from permafrost degradation doesn’t cause much additional warming (open access) http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/8/3/035014

Changes in European greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions 1960–2010 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-013-0826-0

The role of HFCs in mitigating 21st century climate change (open access) http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/6083/2013/acp-13-6083-2013.html

Sea–air CO2 fluxes in the Southern Ocean for the period 1990–2009 (open access) http://www.biogeosciences.net/10/4037/2013/bg-10-4037-2013.html

How much CO2 emissions do we reduce by saving electricity? A focus on methods http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421513003959

Emissions of ozone depleting HCFC-22 are still rising due to increased use in developing countries http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrd.50544/abstract

SF6 usage and emission trends in the TFT-LCD industry http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S175058361300159X

The acceleration of oceanic denitrification during deglacial warming http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo1832.html

Short-term variations of atmospheric CO2 and dominant causes in summer and winter http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1352231013003312

Why unprecedented ozone loss in the Arctic in 2011? Is it related to climate change? (open access) http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/5299/2013/acp-13-5299-2013.html

Searching for causes of renewed growth of atmospheric methane since 2007 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrd.50480/abstract

Role of external factors in evolution of ozone layer and stratospheric circulation (open access) http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/4697/2013/acp-13-4697-2013.html

How much CO was emitted by the 2010 fires around Moscow? (open access) http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/4737/2013/acp-13-4737-2013.html

Boreal carbon loss due to poleward shift in low-carbon ecosystems http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo1801.html

Satellite observations of ozone in the upper mesosphere http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrd.50445/abstract

Annual carbon balance of a peatland 10 yr following restoration (open access) http://www.biogeosciences.net/10/2885/2013/bg-10-2885-2013.html

CO2 and N2O fluxes are expected to increase from urban grasslands with climate change http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.12238/abstract

Evolution of Antarctic ozone in September–December predicted for the 21st century (open access) http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/4413/2013/acp-13-4413-2013.html

Global sink for N2O in soils is less than 2% of current sources of N2O in the atmosphere http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.12239/abstract

Analysis of 39-year atmospheric CO2 record from Baring Head, New Zealand (open access) http://www.biogeosciences.net/10/2683/2013/bg-10-2683-2013.html

Diurnal tracking of anthropogenic CO2 emissions (open access) http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/4359/2013/acp-13-4359-2013.html

Soil invertebrate fauna affect N2O emissions from soil http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.12232/abstract

Stratospheric loss and atmospheric lifetimes of CFC-11 and CFC-12 (open access) http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/4253/2013/acp-13-4253-2013.html

The influence of plants on atmospheric methane in an agriculture-dominated landscape http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00484-013-0662-y

Nitrous oxide emissions from European agriculture (open access) http://www.biogeosciences.net/10/2671/2013/bg-10-2671-2013.html

Detection of methane depletion associated with Stratospheric intrusion http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50476/abstract

Shorter snow season -> longer growth season -> stronger grassland carbon sink (open access) http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/8/2/025008

Elevated CO2 increases belowground C sequestration by making plants grow longer and thicker roots http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/geb.12062/abstract

Abiotic methane on Earth http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/rog.20011/abstract

Global ocean storage of anthropogenic carbon (open access) http://www.biogeosciences.net/10/2169/2013/bg-10-2169-2013.html

Models show higher CO2 emissions from land use when nitrogen cycle is included http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.12207/abstract

The response of atmospheric nitrous oxide to climate variations during the last glacial period http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50380/abstract

Global ocean carbon uptake: magnitude, variability and trends (open access) http://www.biogeosciences.net/10/1983/2013/bg-10-1983-2013.html

Impact of an abrupt cooling event on interglacial methane emissions in northern peatlands (open access) http://www.biogeosciences.net/10/1963/2013/bg-10-1963-2013.html

Why are some marginal seas sources of atmospheric CO2? http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50390/abstract

MANKIND REACTION

Subregional differences in Australian climate risk perceptions http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10113-013-0529-0

Pro-environmental behavior and public understanding of climate change http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11027-013-9509-4

Opinions and Knowledge About Climate Change Science in High School Students http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13280-013-0388-4

Media attention for climate change around the world http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S095937801300126X

Rethinking US climate advocacy (open access) http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-013-0797-1

Climate modification and climate change debates among Soviet physical geographers, 1940s–1960s http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wcc.242/abstract

US students are less likely to believe anthropogenic climate change is happening than Chinese students http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13412-013-0144-x

Weathercaster-delivered climate change education can have positive effects on viewing audiences http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/WCAS-D-12-00051.1

The politics of climate change in China http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wcc.221/abstract

Perceived scientific agreement and support for government action on climate change in the USA http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-013-0704-9

Public climate change skepticism has not become a mainstream phenomenon in Germany http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378013000824

Climate science, Russian politics, and the framing of climate change http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wcc.235/abstract

Majority of American evangelicals support a range of climate and energy policies http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378013000599

If climate action becomes urgent: the importance of response times for various climate strategies http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-013-0769-5

Mobilizing citizens for a low and clean energy future http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877343513000377

Despite peaking fossil fuels, concern over climate change is still warranted http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11053-013-9207-7

Does climate change violate human rights? http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wcc.218/abstract

Cross-cultural insights into climate change skepticism http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00129.1

ENERGY

Biofuel’s carbon balance: doubts, certainties and implications (open access) http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-013-0927-9

Integrating place-specific livelihood & equity outcomes into global assessments of bioenergy deployment (OA) http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/8/3/035047

Consumptive water use for oil shale could impact water availability in lower Colorado River Basin http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11367-013-0651-8

Changing set-aside grassland to annual and perennial cellulosic biofuel cropland induces large C emissions http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168192313001950

The military and energy: Moving the United States beyond oil http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421513004576

The impact of North Atlantic Oscillation on renewable energy resources in south–western Europe http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JAMC-D-12-0257.1

Quantifying biodiversity impacts of climate change and bioenergy http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10113-013-0504-9

Tackling climate change with bioenergy for limiting biodiversity loss could have opposite effect (OA) http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/8/2/025024

The importance of nuclear energy for the expansion of Brazil’s electricity grid http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421513003522

Why the oil companies lost solar http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421513003790

There is considerable potential for energy savings in buildings http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877343513000468

German nuclear phase-out will be replaced mainly by coal- and lignite-based electricity generation http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421513003583

Differences in perception: How the experts look at energy efficiency http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421513003054

Climate consequences of natural gas as a bridge fuel http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-012-0658-3

Effect of climate change, its mitigation and population distribution on building energy use in U.S. and China http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-013-0772-x

Climate considerations in safety assessments for nuclear waste repositories (open access) http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13280-013-0406-6

TECHNOLOGIES AND PRODUCTS

Molten Air – A new, highest energy class of rechargeable batteries http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2013/EE/C3EE42654H

Assessing CO2 emission reduction potential of passenger vehicle replacement programs http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378013001295

Comparison of environmental impacts of imported and domestic foods in UK http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11367-013-0576-2

Heavy oil production by carbon dioxide injection http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ghg.1346/abstract

Climate impact of transportation http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-012-0663-6

Contrail ice particles in aircraft wakes and their climatic importance http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50539/abstract

The climate impact of aviation aerosols http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50520/abstract

Shipping contributes to ocean acidification http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50521/abstract

Shipping emission reductions cause warming effect for decades before effect switches to cooling (open access) http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/4183/2013/acp-13-4183-2013.html

ADAPTATION

Coastal climate hazards and urban planning: how planning responses can lead to maladaptation http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11027-012-9406-2

The role of small scale sand dams in securing water supply under climate change in Ethiopia http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11027-013-9493-8

The art of adaptation: Living with climate change in the rural American Southwest http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378013001180

Adapting science to a warming world http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378013001131

A coral reef refuge in the Red Sea http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.12356/abstract

Role of social norms in climate adaptation: Mediating risk perception and flood insurance purchase http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378013001258

How robust are global conservation priorities to climate change? http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378013001222

How are we adapting to climate change? A global assessment http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11027-013-9491-x

Climate change adaptation support tools in Australia http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10113-013-0501-z

Changing sowing date and cultivar selection reverses decreasing maize yield due to warming in NE China http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.12324/abstract

An overview of US state drought plans: crisis or risk management? http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11069-013-0766-z

Making decisions to conserve species under climate change (open access) http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-013-0699-2

Farmers in SW France think that their arable cropping systems are already adapted to climate change http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10113-013-0496-5

Monitoring temporal development of natural hazard risks as basis indicator for climate change adaptation http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11069-011-9927-0

Exploring barriers to climate change adaptation in the Swiss tourism sector (open access) http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11027-013-9471-1

Re-thinking colonialism to prepare for the impacts of rapid environmental change http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-013-0783-7

A spatially explicit scenario-driven model of adaptive capacity to global change in Europe http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378013000551

Adaptation of maize to climate change impacts in Iran http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11027-013-9470-2

Adaptation to the infectious disease impacts of climate change http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-012-0648-5

Counteracting urban climate change: adaptation measures and their effect on thermal comfort (open access) http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00704-013-0890-4

Assessment of climate change adaptation costs for the U.S. road network http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378013000514

Coastal retreat and improved water quality mitigate losses of seagrass from sea level rise http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.12218/abstract

The emergence of climate change adaptation as a policy field http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10113-012-0341-2

GENERAL MITIGATION

Economic mitigation challenges: how further delay closes door for climate targets (open access) http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/8/3/034033

The adaptation and mitigation potential of traditional agriculture in a changing climate http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-013-0909-y

Agricultural risk management policies under climate uncertainty http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378013001428

Climate change mitigation potential in the United States Great Plains wetlands (open access) http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11027-013-9500-0

The cost of mitigation strategies for agricultural adaptation to global change http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11027-012-9400-8

Trade-offs between mitigation costs and temperature change (open access) http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-013-0869-2

Some whats, whys and worries of geoengineering http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-013-0862-9

Climate mitigation policy implications for global irrigation water demand http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11027-013-9497-4

When you stop geoengineering by solar radiation management, rapid warming follows http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrd.50762/abstract

Governing geoengineering research: why, when and how? http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-013-0835-z

Could aerosol emissions be used for regional heat wave mitigation? (open access) http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/6373/2013/acp-13-6373-2013.html

A bibliometric analysis of climate engineering research http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wcc.229/abstract

Why geoengineering is not ‘global public good’, and why it’s ethically misleading to frame it as one http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-013-0764-x

Carbon sequestration via wood harvest and storage: An assessment of its harvest potential http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-012-0624-0

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