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Observations of anthropogenic global warming

New research – March 2014

Posted by Ari Jokimäki on April 7, 2014

Some selected papers as included in my New research stream in Twitter and in Facebook during March 2014. There are 162 papers, which makes it about 5.2 papers per day.


Climate trends in the Arctic as observed from space

Intensified warming of the Arctic: Causes and impacts on middle latitudes

Comparison of land skin temperature from a land model, remote sensing, and in-situ measurement

Trends in air temperature in the United Kingdom using gridded data series from 1910 to 2011

Changes in the frequency of extreme temperature records for Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Global and regional variability in marine surface temperatures

Modeling sea surface temperatures of the North Atlantic Ocean

Evidence for two abrupt warming events of SST in the last century

Sea surface temperature and salinity seasonal changes in the western Solomon and Bismarck Seas

A statistical analysis of sea temperature data

Lake surface temperatures in a changing climate

Trends in the daily and extreme temperatures in the Qiantang River basin, China

Variability of temperature extremes in the Yellow River basin during 1961–2011

Trends in Extreme United States Temperatures

Influence of solar variability on the infrared radiative cooling of the thermosphere from 2002 to 2014

The relative importance of climate change and shrub encroachment on nocturnal warming in the southwestern United States

Urban surface temperature behaviour and heat island effect in a tropical planned city

Urbanization effect on long-term trends of extreme temperatures at Shijiazhuang, North China

Trajectory sensitivity of the transient climate response to cumulative carbon emissions

Implications of potentially lower climate sensitivity on climate projections and policy (open access)

Historical and future learning about climate Sensitivity

Observational estimate of climate sensitivity from changes in the rate of ocean heat uptake

Solar Absorption over Europe from collocated surface and satellite observations

Aerosol effects on convective clouds in Nordic background air (open access)

An AeroCom assessment of black carbon in Arctic snow and sea ice (open access)

Response of surface air temperature to small-scale land clearing across latitudes (open access)

Where does the optically detectable aerosol in the European Arctic come from? (open access)

Interannual Variability of The Earth’s Spectral Solar Reflectance From Measurements And Simulations

Forcings and feedbacks in the GeoMIP ensemble for a reduction in solar irradiance and increase in CO2

Influence of cloud phase composition on climate feedbacks

Time-scale and state dependence of the carbon-cycle feedback to climate

The viscosity effect on marine particle flux – a climate relevant negative feedback mechanism

The European climate under a 2 °C global warming (open access)

Internal variability of Earth’s energy budget simulated by CMIP5 climate models (open access)

Stable isotopic compositions of precipitation in China (open access)

How Will Orographic Precipitation Respond to Surface Warming?

Precipitation response to La Niña and global warming in the Indo-Pacific

Observed magnified runoff response to rainfall intensification under global warming (open access)

The impacts of climate change on river flood risk at the global scale (open access)

Projections of climate change impacts on floods and droughts in Germany

Iberian extreme precipitation 1855/1856: an analysis from early instrumental observations and documentary sources

Global warming and 21st century drying

Robust spring drying in the Southwestern US and seasonal migration of wet/dry patterns in a warmer climate

Attribution of extreme weather to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions

At what time of day do daily extreme near-surface wind speeds occur?

Daily tornado frequency distributions in the United States (open access)

Storminess over the North Atlantic and Northwestern Europe

Sharp rise in hurricane and cyclone count during the last century

A Reanalysis of the 1931 to 1943 Atlantic Hurricane Database

Toward a record of Central Pacific El Niño events since 1880

A Southern Hemisphere Booster of Super El Niño

ENSO Asymmetry in CMIP5 Models

The influence of different El Niño types on global average temperature

On Forced Temperature Changes, Internal Variability and the AMO

The MJO and global warming: a study in CCSM4

Eastward shift of Walker Circulation in response to global warming and its relationship to ENSO

Further observational evidence of Hadley cell widening in the Southern Hemisphere

Can sparse proxy data constrain the strength of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation? (open access)

The Atlantic Overturning Circulation: More evidence of variability and links to climate (open access)

Wind-forced interannual variability of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation at 26.5°N

Impact of land–sea thermal contrast on interdecadal variation in circulation and blocking (open access)

HFC-43-10mee atmospheric abundances and global emission estimates

Newly detected ozone-depleting substances in the atmosphere

Uncertainty analysis of projections of ozone-depleting substances (open access)

Influence of anthropogenic aerosols and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation on tropical belt width

Observed Changes in False Springs over the Contiguous United States

On the counter-radiation of the atmosphere (open access, Ångström, 1916, now available in English)

Atmospheric thermal radiation – from historical measurements to investigations of the Earth’s greenhouse effect

Theoretical Aspects of Variability and Predictability in Weather and Climate Systems (open access)

High predictability of the winter Euro–Atlantic climate from cryospheric variability

Climate variability and vulnerability to climate change: a review

Estimation of the mean depth of boreal lakes for use in numerical weather prediction and climate modelling (open access)


Weighing the importance of surface forcing on sea ice—A September 2007 modeling study

Glacier retreat and lakes in Cordillera Vilcanota, northern central Andes, Peru (open access)

Sea ice mass balance observations from the North Pole Environmental Observatory

Significant groundwater contribution to Antarctic ice streams hydrologic budget

Reconstructing lake ice cover in subarctic lakes using a diatom-based inference model

Poleward ocean heat transports, sea ice processes and Arctic sea ice variability

Progressive increase in number and volume of ice-marginal lakes on the western margin of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Use of scenarios and strategic planning to explore an uncertain future in Greenland

Variability and Trends in Anticyclonic Circulation over the Greenland Ice Sheet, 1948-2013

Ensemble of sea ice initial conditions for interannual climate predictions

Decadal trends in the Antarctic sea ice extent ultimately controlled by ice–ocean feedback (open access)

Recent Antarctic sea ice trends in the context of Southern Ocean surface climate variations since 1950

Disappearing semi-permanent snow in the High Arctic and its consequences

Recent retreat of major outlet glaciers on Novaya Zemlya, Russian Arctic, influenced by fjord geometry and sea-ice conditions

Modelling of Kealey Ice Rise, Antarctica, reveals stable ice-flow conditions in East Ellsworth Land over millennia

Geometric and oceanographic controls on melting beneath Pine Island Glacier

Effects of sea surface warming on marine plankton

Elevated carbon dioxide and ozone alter productivity and ecosystem carbon content in northern temperate forests

Biomass changes and trophic amplification of plankton in a warmer ocean

A few extreme events dominate global interannual variability in gross primary production (open access)

Predicted responses of arctic and alpine ecosystems to altered seasonality under climate change

Dieback of the boreal forest induced by heat and drought stress may proceed more rapidly than anticipated

Thermally tolerant corals have limited capacity to acclimatize to future warming

Illuminating geographical patterns in species’ range shifts

Effect of climate change on soil organic carbon in Inner Mongolia

Interannual variations and trends in global land surface phenology

The effects of coral bleaching on settlement preferences and growth of juvenile butterflyfishes

Climate-driven spatial mismatches between British orchards and their pollinators: increased risks of pollination deficits

The relative importance of climate and vegetation properties on patterns of North American breeding bird species richness (open access)

Changes in first flowering dates and flowering duration of 232 plant species on the island of Guernsey

Impact of sea-Level rise on coastal wetlands

Widespread rapid reductions in body size of adult salamanders in response to climate change (open access)

Contemporary evolution of an invasive grass in response to elevated atmospheric CO2 at a Mojave Desert FACE site (open access)

Response of benthic foraminifera to ocean acidification in their natural sediment environment: a long-term culturing experiment (open access)

Climate change may have little effect on global risk of potato late blight

The Arctic freshwater cycle during a naturally and an anthropogenically induced warm climate

Calcium carbonate dissolution in the upper 1000 m of the eastern North Atlantic

Projecting twenty-first century regional sea-level changes

Quantifying anthropogenic and natural contributions to thermosteric sea level rise

Managing shoreline retreat: a US perspective

The impact of heat waves on children’s health: a systematic review

Loss of cultural world heritage and currently inhabited places to sea-level rise (open access)

Effect of Asian dust storms on mortality in three Asian cities

Synoptic warming trends across the US Midwest and implications to human health

Water, Drought, Climate Change, and Conflict in Syria

Ozone weekend effects in the Beijing–Tianjin–Hebei metropolitan area, China (open access)

Effect of climate change on corrosion rates of structures in Australia

Probabilistic spatial risk assessment of heat impacts and adaptations for London

Global crop yield response to extreme heat stress under multiple climate change futures (open access)

Climate change in Switzerland: a review of physical, institutional, and political aspects

Two methods to assess vulnerability to climate change in the Mexican agricultural sector


Organic carbon stocks and sequestration rates of forest soils in Germany

Do grasslands act as a perpetual sink for carbon?

Temperature and peat type control CO2 and CH4 production in Alaskan permafrost peats

North American terrestrial CO2 uptake largely offset by CH4 and N2O emissions (open access)

Increasing carbon inventory of the intermediate layers of the Arctic Ocean

How deep is deep enough? Ocean iron fertilization and carbon sequestration in the Southern Ocean

Implications for C mitigation policy under the threats of a substantial permafrost methane release

Global annual methane emission rate derived from its current atmospheric mixing ratio and estimated lifetime (open access)

Peak energy consumption and CO2 emissions in China

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions through strategic management of highway pavement roughness (open access)

Explosive growth in African combustion emissions from 2005 to 2030 (open access)

Slower ozone production in Houston, Texas following emission reductions (open access)

The importance of reduced meat and dairy consumption for meeting stringent climate change targets (open access)

Roles of transport and chemistry processes in global ozone change on interannual and multi-decadal time scales

Post-Fukushima Japan: The continuing nuclear controversy

The energy and CO2 emissions impact of renewable energy development in China

Effects of offshore wind farms on marine wildlife—a generalized impact assessment (open access)

Sustainability of forest bioenergy in Europe: land-use-related carbon dioxide emissions of forest harvest residues

Energy market impacts of nuclear power phase-out policies

The climatic effects of modifying cirrus clouds in a climate engineering framework

Do individuals care about fairness in burden sharing for climate change mitigation?

Is there a place for culture in life cycle sustainability assessment?

Public microblogging on climate change: One year of Twitter worldwide

Climate change mitigation policies and poverty

Funding public adaptation to climate-related disasters. Estimates for a global fund

Coral reef sustainability through adaptation: glimmer of hope or persistent mirage?

Biochar as a global change adaptation: predicting biochar impacts on crop productivity and soil quality

What drives national adaptation? A global assessment (open access)


Weakening of the East Asian Summer Monsoon at 1000-1100 AD within the Medieval Climate Anomaly

Solar forcing of North Atlantic surface temperature and salinity over the past millennium

Direct evidence of central European forest refugia during the last glacial period

Positive vegetation–climate feedback during early Eocene (open access)

Selective extinction of Triassic marine reptiles during long-term sea-level changes illuminated by seawater strontium isotopes

Climate change at the end of the Old Kingdom in Egypt around 4200 BP

Signals of Medieval Warm Period and Little Ice Age from southwestern Madhya Pradesh (India)

An assessment of growth ring identification in subtropical forests from northwestern Argentina

Linking two centuries of tree growth and glacier dynamics with climate changes in Kamchatka

Different growth sensitivity to climate of the conifer Juniperus thurifera on both sides of the Mediterranean Sea


Use of coal in the Bronze Age in China


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