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New climate papers, part 5 – other papers

Posted by Ari Jokimäki on September 27, 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 5 contains other papers that weren’t included to parts 1-4. There are 102 papers in part 5. Subsections are feedbacks and forcings (62 papers), general climate science (25 papers), and other issues (15 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).

FEEDBACKS AND FORCINGS

Dependence of Cloud Vertical Distribution on Sea Surface Temperature and Tropospheric Dynamics http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00062.1

Extending water vapor trend observations to tropopause: trend uncertainties & radiative forcing http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrd.50831/abstract

Vegetation controls on northern high latitude snow-albedo feedback http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.12391/abstract

Impact of soil moisture-climate feedbacks on CMIP5 projections http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50956/abstract

Short-wave radiative forcing at the surface for cloudy systems at a midlatitude site http://www.tellusb.net/index.php/tellusb/article/view/21069

Determination of a lower bound on Earth’s climate sensitivity http://www.tellusb.net/index.php/tellusb/article/view/21533

Imaging spectroscopy of albedo and radiative forcing by light-absorbing impurities in mountain snow http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrd.50520/abstract

Estimating Three-Dimensional Cloud Structure via Statistically Blended Satellite Observations http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JAMC-D-13-070.1

Black carbon aerosols over the Himalayas: direct and surface albedo forcing (open access) http://www.tellusb.net/index.php/tellusb/article/view/19738

Arctic Black carbon: underestimated role of gas flaring and residential combustion (open access) http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/8833/2013/acp-13-8833-2013.html

Burning of olive tree branches: a major organic aerosol source in Mediterranean (open access) http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/8797/2013/acp-13-8797-2013.html

Brown carbon: a significant atmospheric absorber of solar radiation? http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/8607/2013/acp-13-8607-2013.html

Tundra shrubification and tree-line advance amplify arctic climate warming (open access) http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/8/3/034023

Decrease in Earth’s cloud, aerosol, and surface 340 nm reflectivity during past 33 yr (open access) http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/8505/2013/acp-13-8505-2013.html

A Formal Analysis of the Feedback Concept in Climate Models http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JAS-D-12-0218.1

On the global character of overlap between low and high clouds http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50871/abstract

Black Carbon has overall heating effect over Hyderabad, India http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364682613002137

How important is vegetation phenology for European climate and heatwaves? http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00040.1

Relative contribution of feedback processes to Arctic amplification of temperature change http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00382-013-1875-9

Implications for Arctic amplification of changes in the strength of the water vapor feedback http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrd.50578/abstract

The role of reduced aerosol precursor emissions in driving near-term warming (open access) http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/8/3/034008

Disconcerting learning on climate sensitivity and the uncertain future of uncertainty http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-013-0770-z

Cloud feedback keeps tropical SST’s steady when poleward ocean heat transport increases http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00192.1

A conference paper reports satellite measurements of GHG effect to outgoing longwave radiation http://proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1690262

Four perspectives on climate feedbacks http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50711/abstract

Cloud Radiative Forcing of the Diurnal Cycle Climate of the Canadian Prairies http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrd.50593/abstract

Climate sensitivity: 4-6°C with ice sheet/vegetation albedo feedback, even higher with GHG feedbacks http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/qj.2165/abstract

Simulated Arctic atmospheric feedbacks associated with late summer sea-ice anomalies http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrd.50584/abstract

On the role of vegetation density on net snowcover radiation at the forest floor http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrd.50575/abstract

Implications for arctic amplification of changes in the strength of the water vapor feedback http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrd.50578/abstract

No correlation found between the galactic Cosmic Ray flux and the low altitude cloud fraction http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364682613001715

A simple model of global aerosol indirect effects http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrd.50567/abstract

Simulation of the influence of historical land cover changes on the global climate (open access) http://www.ann-geophys.net/31/995/2013/angeo-31-995-2013.html

Influence of anthropogenic aerosol on historical global climate (open access) http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/8/2/024033

Quantifying contributions of climate feedbacks to tropospheric warming in the NCAR CCSM3.0 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00382-013-1805-x

Human contribution to cloud condensation nuclei (open access) http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/8/2/024029

Imaging spectroscopy of albedo and radiative forcing by light absorbing impurities in mountain snow http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrd.50520/abstract

Post-1950 temperatures are almost completely produced by anthropogenic greenhouse gases and aerosols http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00382-012-1375-3

Observational constraints on Arctic Ocean clouds and radiative fluxes during the early 21st century http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrd.50489/abstract

Observational evidence that enhanced subsidence reduces subtropical marine boundary layer cloudiness http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00736.1?af=R

Cosmic rays do not affect atmospheric clouds significantly according to CLOUD results http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00703-013-0260-x

The nonlinear and nonlocal nature of climate feedbacks http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00631.1

On the longwave climate feedbacks http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00025.1

Warming-induced increase in aerosol number concentration likely to moderate climate change http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo1800.html

Aerosol and ozone changes as forcing for climate evolution between 1850 and 2100 (open access) http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00382-012-1408-y

Interpretation of positive low-cloud feedback predicted by climate model (open access) http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00382-011-1279-7

No significant connection between solar activity and winter severity in Europe (open access) http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/8/2/024014

Attribution of observed sea level pressure trends to greenhouse gas, aerosol and ozone changes http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50500/abstract

Anthropogenic aerosols and southward shift of tropical precipitation in late 20th Century http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50502/abstract

Recent variability of solar spectral irradiance and its impact on climate modelling (open access) http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/3945/2013/acp-13-3945-2013.html

Observational estimate of climate sensitivity from changes in the rate of ocean heat uptake http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00382-013-1770-4

Mechanism of tropical low-cloud response to surface warming using weather and climate simulations http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50474/abstract

Aerosol effect on climate extremes in Europe under different future scenarios http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50459/abstract

Assessment of different metrics for physical climate feedbacks (open access) http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00382-013-1757-1

CLARA-SAL: a global 28 yr timeseries of Earth’s black-sky surface albedo (open access) http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/3743/2013/acp-13-3743-2013.html

What is the effect of unresolved internal climate variability on climate sensitivity estimates? http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrd.50390/abstract

Theoretical study of solar light reflectance from vertical snow surfaces (open access) http://www.the-cryosphere.net/7/657/2013/tc-7-657-2013.html

Yet another study that robustly attributes global temperature changes to human influence http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00382-013-1736-6

Natural aerosol direct and indirect radiative effects http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50441/abstract

Temperature tagging – the latest fashion in attribution? http://www.geosci-model-dev.net/6/417/2013/gmd-6-417-2013.html

Land-use effect on climate: fossil fuel forcing dominates land-use forcing http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00623.1

Surface albedo feedback is the largest contributor to the annual mean polar warming amplification http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00696.1

GENERAL CLIMATE SCIENCE

North Atlantic SSTs as a link between wintertime NAO and the following spring climate in Europe http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00273.1

Imprint of AMO and PDO on southwestern US climate (open access) http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00382-013-1933-3

Central Antarctic climate response to the solar cycle http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00382-013-1925-3

The Arctic/Atlantic thermohaline circulation http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00305.1

Why were some La Niñas followed by another La Niña? http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00382-013-1917-3

Large differences in the sea surface temperature datasets across the tropical Pacific during 2012 http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JTECH-D-13-00034.1

Examining Internal and External Contributors to Greenland Climate Variability http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00845.1

North Atlantic overtakes ENSO as dominant area of seasonal predictability by 2095 http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00026.1

An updated climatology of tropical cyclone impacts on the southwestern United States http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/MWR-D-13-00078.1

On the insignifcance of Herschel’s sunspot correlation http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50846/abstract

Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of Beijing Urban Heat Island Intensity http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JAMC-D-12-0125.1

Atmosphere – sea ice interaction in early summer in the Antarctic http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/qj.2237/abstract

Weather Bike: A Bicycle Based Weather Station for Observing Local Temperature Variations http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00044.1

The effect of volcanic eruptions on global precipitation http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrd.50678/abstract

How Caspian Sea affects regional climate http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/qj.2222/abstract

The role of the Barents Sea in the Arctic climate system http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/rog.20017/abstract

Cool North European summers and possible links to explosive volcanic eruptions http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrd.50513/abstract

Early Spanish meteorological records (1780–1850) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/joc.3709/abstract

Are there really instrumental temperature records from 1632 to 1648? http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-013-0742-3

A robust mode of climate variability in the Arctic: The Barents Oscillation (open access) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50551/abstract

Detecting and correcting sensor drifts in long-term weather data http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10661-012-2831-6

Re-discovery of a Forgotten U.S. Civil War Florida Hurricane http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00171.1

Anthropological contributions to the study of climate http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wcc.219/abstract

Links between North Atlantic climatic oscillations and climate variability of Northern France and England http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrd.50392/abstract

Comment on Humlum et al. humbug http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921818113000908

OTHER ISSUES

Tropospheric SF6: Age of air from the Northern Hemisphere mid-latitude surface http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrd.50848/abstract

Differences in heat stress associated with white sportswear and being semi-nude in exercising humans http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00484-013-0722-3

Increasing summer river discharge in southern California, USA linked to urbanization http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50921/abstract

Recommendations for reporting “black carbon” measurements (open access) http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/8365/2013/acp-13-8365-2013.html

Virtual water trade flows and savings under climate change (open access) http://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/17/3219/2013/hess-17-3219-2013.html

Somali pirates don’t perform well in windy weather http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/WCAS-D-13-00001.1

“Weather girls” on the big screen: stereotypes, sex appeal, and science http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00079.1

World Population Growth; Past, Present and Future http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10640-013-9675-6

Centralization in the global avoided deforestation collaboration network http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378013000708

Happiness is greater in natural environments http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378013000575

The 1970 Clean Air Act and termination of rainfall suppression in a U.S. urban area http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1352231013002951

A futurist perspective on the Anthropocene http://hol.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/04/23/0959683613483628.abstract

Pollution transport from North America to Greenland during summer 2008 (open access) http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/3825/2013/acp-13-3825-2013.html

Could working less reduce pressures on the environment? http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378013000472

Identification and possible recurrence of an oversized tsunami on the Pacific coast of northern Japan http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11069-013-0640-z

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