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New research – August 2014

Posted by Ari Jokimäki on August 30, 2014

Some selected papers as included in my New research stream in Twitter and in Facebook during August 2014. There are 153 papers, which makes it about 4.9 papers per day.


State of the Climate in 2013 (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Natural variability, radiative forcing and climate response in the recent hiatus reconciled [ABSTRACT]

Clarifying the Roles of Greenhouse Gases and ENSO in Recent Global Warming through Their Prediction Performance [ABSTRACT]

Recent Arctic amplification and extreme mid-latitude weather [ABSTRACT]

The reversibility of CO2 induced climate change [ABSTRACT]

Spatial distribution of Northern Hemisphere winter temperatures during different phases of the solar cycle [ABSTRACT]

New reconstruction of Antarctic near-surface temperatures: Multidecadal trends and reliability of global reanalyses [ABSTRACT]

Creating a topoclimatic daily air temperature dataset for the conterminous United States using homogenized station data and remotely sensed land skin temperature [ABSTRACT]

Natural and forced air temperature variability in the Labrador region of Canada during the past century [ABSTRACT]

Sharper Detection of Winter Temperature Changes in the Romanian Higher-Elevations [ABSTRACT]

Evidence for an earlier greenhouse cooling effect in the stratosphere before 1980 over the Northern Hemisphere (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Ozone and temperature decadal trends in the stratosphere, mesosphere and lower thermosphere, based on measurements from SABER on TIMED (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Advective and atmospheric forced changes in heat and fresh water content in the Norwegian Sea, 1951-2010 [ABSTRACT]

The Mediterranean is becoming saltier and warmer (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Decreased monsoon precipitation in the Northern Hemisphere due to anthropogenic aerosols [ABSTRACT]

Satellite-based rainfall data reveal a recent drying trend in central equatorial Africa [ABSTRACT]

Constraining transient climate sensitivity using coupled climate model simulations of volcanic eruptions [ABSTRACT]

On the state dependency of fast feedback processes in (palaeo) climate sensitivity [ABSTRACT]

A multi-site intercomparison of integrated water vapour observations for climate change analysis (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Interannual variations of stratospheric water vapor in MLS observations and climate model simulations [ABSTRACT]

The cause of solar dimming and brightening at the Earth’s surface during the last half century: evidence from measurements of sunshine duration [ABSTRACT]

Difference between even- and odd-numbered cycles in the predictability of solar activity and prediction of the amplitude of cycle 25 (open access) [ABSTRACT]

A Global Climatology of Outgoing Longwave Spectral Cloud Radiative Effect and Associated Effective Cloud Properties [ABSTRACT]

Responses of Tropical and Subtropical High-Cloud Statistics to Global Warming [ABSTRACT]

Cloud cover and cosmic ray variations at Lomnický štít high altitude observing site [ABSTRACT]

Evaluating clouds, aerosols, and their interactions in three global climate models using satellite simulators and observations [ABSTRACT]

Satellite-based estimate of global aerosol–cloud radiative forcing by marine warm clouds [ABSTRACT]

Reassessment of satellite-based estimate of aerosol climate forcing [ABSTRACT]

Can satellite-derived aerosol optical depth quantify the surface aerosol radiative forcing? [ABSTRACT]

Climate effects of dust aerosols over East Asian arid and semi-arid regions [ABSTRACT]

The impact of the permafrost carbon feedback on global climate (open access) [ABSTRACT]

On the nature of the sea ice albedo feedback in simple models [ABSTRACT]

Analysis of global land surface albedo climatology and spatial-temporal variation during 1981–2010 from multiple satellite products [ABSTRACT]

Geographical gradients in boreal forest albedo and structure in Finland [ABSTRACT]

Temporal Variability of Observed and Simulated Hyperspectral Reflectance [ABSTRACT]

Surface Albedo in Cities: Case Study in Sapporo and Tokyo, Japan [ABSTRACT]

High-resolution global climate modelling: the UPSCALE project, a large-simulation campaign (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Predictions of Climate Several Years Ahead Using an Improved Decadal Prediction System [ABSTRACT]

Atmospheric and Oceanic Conditions Associated with Southern Australian Heat Waves: A CMIP5 Analysis [ABSTRACT]

Future changes in extratropical storm tracks and baroclinicity under climate change (open access) [ABSTRACT]

The increasing efficiency of tornado days in the United States [ABSTRACT]

Peak Tornado Activity is Occurring Earlier in the Heart of ‘Tornado Alley’ [ABSTRACT]

Changes in Drought Risk over the contiguous United States (1901–2012): The influence of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans [ABSTRACT]

Towards identifying areas at climatological risk of desertification using the Köppen–Geiger classification and FAO aridity index [ABSTRACT]

Dissecting indices of aridity for assessing the impacts of global climate change [ABSTRACT]

Are estimates of anthropogenic and natural influences on Australia’s extreme 2010–2012 rainfall model-dependent? [ABSTRACT]

ENSO amplitude modulation associated with the mean SST changes in the tropical central Pacific induced by Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation [ABSTRACT]

Poleward expansion of the tropical belt derived from upper tropospheric water vapour [ABSTRACT]

Global warming and the weakening of the Asian summer monsoon circulation: assessments from the CMIP5 models [ABSTRACT]

Periodicity and patterns of ocean wind and wave climate [ABSTRACT]

Widespread methane leakage from the sea floor on the northern US Atlantic margin [ABSTRACT]

Interactions between methane and the nitrogen cycle in light of climate change [ABSTRACT]

Effect of permafrost thaw on CO2 and CH4 exchange in a western Alaska peatland chronosequence (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Spatial regression analysis on 32 years of total column ozone data (open access) [ABSTRACT]

The ozone recovery in the NH extratropics: The trend analyses of the SBUV/SBUV-2 merged ozone data in the 1979–2012 period [ABSTRACT]


Elevation and elevation change of Greenland and Antarctica derived from CryoSat-2 (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Glacier dynamics at Helheim and Kangerdlugssuaq glaciers, southeast Greenland, since the Little Ice Age (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Albedo decline on Greenland’s Mittivakkat Gletscher in a warming climate [ABSTRACT]

Greenland Ice Sheet exports labile organic carbon to the Arctic oceans (open access) [ABSTRACT]

On the early response of the climate system to a meltwater input from Greenland [ABSTRACT]

Surface energy budget on Larsen and Wilkins ice shelves in the Antarctic Peninsula: results based on reanalyses in 1989–2010 (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Formulation, calibration and validation of the DAIS model (version 1), a simple Antarctic ice sheet model sensitive to variations of sea level and ocean subsurface temperature (open access) [ABSTRACT]

How much snow falls on the Antarctic ice sheet? (open access) [ABSTRACT]

The role of atmospheric rivers in anomalous snow accumulation in East Antarctica [ABSTRACT]

Constraining the recent mass balance of Pine Island and Thwaites glaciers, West Antarctica, with airborne observations of snow accumulation (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Feedbacks between ice cover, ocean stratification, and heat content in Ryder Bay, western Antarctic Peninsula [ABSTRACT]

Recent ice dynamic and surface mass balance of Union Glacier in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Antarctic outlet glacier mass change resolved at basin scale from satellite gravity gradiometry [ABSTRACT]

Importance of basal processes in simulations of a surging Svalbard outlet glacier (open access) [ABSTRACT]

A 10 year record of black carbon and dust from a Mera Peak ice core (Nepal): variability and potential impact on melting of Himalayan glaciers (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Glacier volume and area change by 2050 in high mountain Asia [ABSTRACT]

Winter sea ice melting in the Atlantic Water subduction area, Svalbard Norway [ABSTRACT]

Drivers of variability in Arctic sea-ice drift speed [ABSTRACT]

Recent Arctic Ocean sea-ice loss triggers novel fall phytoplankton blooms [ABSTRACT]

Influence of the Gulf Stream on the Barents Sea ice retreat and Eurasian coldness during early winter (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Interdecadal changes in snow depth on Arctic sea ice [ABSTRACT]

Frost flowers on young Arctic sea ice: The climatic, chemical and microbial significance of an emerging ice type [ABSTRACT]

Sensitivity of lake ice regimes to climate change in the Nordic region (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Unexpected climate impacts on the Tibetan Plateau: Local and scientific knowledge in findings of delayed summer [ABSTRACT]

Loss of adaptive variation during evolutionary responses to climate change [ABSTRACT]

Terrestrial ecosystems response to future changes in climate and atmospheric CO2 concentration (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Higher biodiversity is required to sustain multiple ecosystem processes across temperature regimes [ABSTRACT]

Impacts of climate change on biodiversity in Israel: an expert assessment approach [ABSTRACT]

Extreme temperatures, foundation species, and abrupt ecosystem change: an example from an iconic seagrass ecosystem [ABSTRACT]

Seasonally different response of photosynthetic activity to daytime and night-time warming in the Northern Hemisphere [ABSTRACT]

The change of global terrestrial ecosystem net primary productivity (NPP) and its response to climate change in CMIP5 [ABSTRACT]

Forests in a water limited world under climate change (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Climate-related genetic variation in drought-resistance of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) [ABSTRACT]

Arctic shrub effects on NDVI, summer albedo and soil shading [ABSTRACT]

A prominent stepwise advance of the tree line in North-East Finland [ABSTRACT]

Increasing biomass carbon stocks in trees outside forests in China over the last three decades (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Modeling and predicting spring land surface phenology of the deciduous broadleaf forest in northern China [ABSTRACT]

What drives the recent intensified vegetation degradation in Mongolia – Climate change or human activity? [ABSTRACT]

Carbon cycle uncertainty in the Alaskan Arctic (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Separating temperature from other factors in phenological measurements [ABSTRACT]

Recent spring phenology shifts in western Central Europe based on multiscale observations [ABSTRACT]

Cranberry flowering times and climate change in southern Massachusetts [ABSTRACT]

Integrated models, scenarios and dynamics of climate, land use and common birds [ABSTRACT]

Do cities simulate climate change? A comparison of herbivore response to urban and global warming [ABSTRACT]

Towards a better understanding of potential impacts of climate change on marine species distribution: a multiscale modelling approach [ABSTRACT]

Understanding how lake populations of arctic char are structured and function with special consideration of the potential effects of climate change: a multi-faceted approach [ABSTRACT]

How will coral reef fish communities respond to climate-driven disturbances? Insight from landscape-scale perturbations [ABSTRACT]

The dynamics of architectural complexity on coral reefs under climate change [ABSTRACT]

Change in algal symbiont communities after bleaching, not prior heat exposure, increases heat tolerance of reef corals [ABSTRACT]

Diverse coral communities in mangrove habitats suggest a novel refuge from climate change (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Narratives Can Motivate Environmental Action: The Whiskey Creek Ocean Acidification Story [ABSTRACT]

Odor tracking in sharks is reduced under future ocean acidification conditions [ABSTRACT]

Low calcium carbonate saturation state in an Arctic inland sea having large and varying fluvial inputs: The Hudson Bay system [ABSTRACT]

Recent variability of the global ocean carbon sink [ABSTRACT]

Detecting the anthropogenic influences on recent changes in ocean carbon uptake [ABSTRACT]

Southern Ocean CO2 sink: The contribution of the sea ice [ABSTRACT]

Temperature dependence of planktonic metabolism in the subtropical North Atlantic Ocean (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Climate and land use interactively affect lake phytoplankton nutrient limitation status [ABSTRACT]

Detection and attribution of global mean thermosteric sea-level change [ABSTRACT]

The influence of Greenland ice sheet melting on the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation during past and future warm periods: a model study [ABSTRACT]

Linear Weakening of the AMOC in response to Receding Glacial Ice Sheets in CCSM3 [ABSTRACT]

Deep Ocean Early Warning Signals of an Atlantic MOC Collapse [ABSTRACT]

Impact of a 30% reduction in Atlantic meridional overturning during 2009–2010 (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Historical analogues of the recent extreme minima observed in the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation at 26°N [ABSTRACT]

On the reduced sensitivity of the Atlantic overturning to Greenland ice sheet melting in projections: a multi-model assessment [ABSTRACT]

Integrated assessment of global water scarcity over the 21st century under multiple climate change mitigation policies (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Potential hydrologic changes in the Amazon by the end of the 21st century and the groundwater buffer (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Quantitative contribution of climate change and human activities to runoff changes in the Wei River basin, China (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Intensification of future severe heat waves in India and their effect on heat stress and mortality [ABSTRACT]

Shifts in the extent and location of rice cropping areas match the climate change pattern in China during 1980–2010 [ABSTRACT]

The global spread of crop pests and pathogens (open access) [ABSTRACT]


Analysis of spatial distribution of global energy-related CO2 emissions [ABSTRACT]

The global economic long-term potential of modern biomass in a climate-constrained world (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Are biofuel concerns globally relevant? Prospects for a proposed pioneer bioethanol project in South Africa [ABSTRACT]

Sustainable energy crop production [ABSTRACT]

North–south convergence and the allocation of CO2 emissions [ABSTRACT]

Commitment accounting of CO2 emissions (open access) [ABSTRACT]

China׳s carbon mitigation strategies: Enough? [ABSTRACT]

Environmental Regulations, Producer Responses, and Secondary Benefits: Carbon Dioxide Reductions Under the Acid Rain Program [ABSTRACT]

New York City can eliminate the carbon footprint of its buildings by 2050 [ABSTRACT]

Climate change, health, and sustainable development in Africa [ABSTRACT]

Grassland farmers’ attitudes toward climate change in the North German Plain [ABSTRACT]

Public perceptions of local flood risk and the role of climate change [ABSTRACT]

Social Media and Severe Weather: Do Tweets Provide a Valid Indicator of Public Attention to Severe Weather Risk Communication? [ABSTRACT]

Overcoming skepticism with education: interacting influences of worldview and climate change knowledge on perceived climate change risk among adolescents [ABSTRACT]

Behavioural barriers in response to climate change in agricultural communities: an example from Kenya [ABSTRACT]

Timescales associated with climate change and their relevance in adaptation strategies [ABSTRACT]

Challenges for adapting Bangkok’s flood management systems to climate change [ABSTRACT]

Building ecosystem resilience for climate change adaptation in the Asian highlands [ABSTRACT]


The importance of insolation changes for paleo ice sheet modeling (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Middle Miocene climate instability associated with high amplitude CO2 variability [ABSTRACT]

The respective role of atmospheric carbon dioxide and orbital parameters on ice sheet evolution at the Eocene-Oligocene transition [ABSTRACT]

New constraints on the timing of West Antarctic Ice Sheet retreat in the eastern Amundsen Sea since the Last Glacial Maximum [ABSTRACT]

Deglacial ice sheet meltdown: orbital pacemaking and CO2 effects (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Persistent link between solar activity and Greenland climate during the Last Glacial Maximum [ABSTRACT]

Record of methane emissions from the West Svalbard continental margin during the last 23,500 years revealed by δ13C of benthic foraminifera [ABSTRACT]

A cluster of stratospheric volcanic eruptions in the AD 530 s recorded in Siberian tree rings [ABSTRACT]

Expressions of climate perturbations in western Ugandan crater lake sediment records during the last 1000 years (open access) [ABSTRACT]


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