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New research – December 2014

Posted by Ari Jokimäki on December 31, 2014

Some selected papers as included in my New research stream in Twitter and in Facebook during December 2014. There are 127 papers, which makes it about 4.1 papers per day.


Early twentieth-century warming linked to tropical Pacific wind strength ABSTRACT
Removing diurnal cycle contamination in satellite-derived tropospheric temperatures: Understanding tropical tropospheric trend discrepancies ABSTRACT
Long-term changes in summer temperature anomaly patterns in Japan since the early 20th century ABSTRACT
Time irreversibility of mean temperature anomaly variations over China ABSTRACT
Changes to the temporal distribution of daily precipitation ABSTRACT
The Oslo temperature series 1837–2012: homogeneity testing and temperature analysis ABSTRACT
Decadal variability of clouds, solar radiation and temperature at a high-latitude coastal site in Norway (open access) ABSTRACT
Using land cover, population and night light data for assessing local temperature differences in Mainz, Germany ABSTRACT
Is the Monthly Temperature Climate of the United States Becoming More Extreme? ABSTRACT
Variations in extreme temperature and precipitation for a Caribbean island: Trinidad ABSTRACT
World’s greatest rainfall intensities observed by satellites ABSTRACT
Changing characteristics of precipitation during 1960–2012 in Inner Mongolia, northern China ABSTRACT
Hierarchical analysis of rainfall variability across Nigeria ABSTRACT
Small lakes show muted climate change signal in deep-water temperatures ABSTRACT
Spectral signatures of Earth’s climate variability over 5 years from IASI ABSTRACT
Sensitivity of climate to cumulative carbon emissions due to compensation of ocean heat and carbon uptake ABSTRACT
Maximum warming occurs about one decade after a carbon dioxide emission (open access) ABSTRACT
Understanding the systematic air temperature biases in a coupled climate system model through a process-based decomposition method ABSTRACT
Feedback attribution of the land-sea warming contrast in a global warming simulation of the NCAR CCSM4 (open access) ABSTRACT
Relationship between sunshine duration and air temperature and contemporary global warming ABSTRACT
Seasonal cycle and long-term trend of solar energy fluxes through Arctic sea ice (open access) ABSTRACT
Effects of Arctic haze on surface cloud radiative forcing ABSTRACT
On the role of sulfates in recent global warming: a Granger causality analysis ABSTRACT
Observed multi-variable signals of late 20th and early 21st century volcanic activity ABSTRACT
Evaluating biases in simulated snow albedo feedback in two generations of climate models ABSTRACT
Potential climate forcing of land use and land cover change (open access) ABSTRACT
Assessing climatic impacts of future land use and land cover change projected with the CanESM2 model ABSTRACT
Biogeophysical impacts of peatland forestation on regional climate changes in Finland (open access) ABSTRACT
Arctic greening can cause earlier seasonality of Arctic amplification ABSTRACT
The extreme drought episode of August 2011–May 2012 in the Czech Republic ABSTRACT
How unusual is the 2012-2014 California drought? ABSTRACT
Global Warming and Changes in Risk of Concurrent Climate Extremes: Insights from the 2014 California Drought ABSTRACT
Investigating uncertainties in global gridded datasets of climate extremes (open access) ABSTRACT
Cold extremes in North America vs. mild weather in Europe: the winter 2013/2014 in the context of a warming world (open access) ABSTRACT
Future increase of super-typhoon intensity associated with climate change ABSTRACT
The effect of global warming on severe thunderstorms in the United States ABSTRACT
Fatalities of neglect: adapt to more intense hurricanes under global warming? ABSTRACT
Are Special Processes At Work in the Rapid Intensification of Tropical Cyclones? ABSTRACT
Return periods of losses associated with European windstorm series in a changing climate (open access) ABSTRACT
The impact of natural and anthropogenic climate change on Western North Pacific tropical cyclone tracks ABSTRACT
Understanding the El Niño-like oceanic response in the tropical Pacific to global warming ABSTRACT
ENSO influence upon global temperature in nature and in CMIP5 simulations ABSTRACT
The Curious Case of the El Niño That Never Happened: A perspective from 40 years of progress in climate research and forecasting (open access) ABSTRACT
Land surface anomalies preceding the 2010 Russian heat wave and a link to the North Atlantic oscillation (open access) ABSTRACT
The effect of the North Atlantic Oscillation on the Iraqi climate 1982–2000 ABSTRACT
Stratospheric lifetime ratio of CFC-11 and CFC-12 from satellite and model climatologies (open access) ABSTRACT
Stratospheric ozone depletion from future nitrous oxide increases (open access) ABSTRACT
The impact of polar stratospheric ozone loss on Southern Hemisphere stratospheric circulation and climate (open access) ABSTRACT
Is the present the key to the future? ABSTRACT
Practising historical climatology in West Africa: a climatic periodisation 1750–1800 ABSTRACT


Increasing temperature forcing reduces the Greenland Ice Sheet’s response time scale ABSTRACT
Assessing spatio-temporal variability and trends in modelled and measured Greenland Ice Sheet albedo (2000–2013) (open access) ABSTRACT
Subsurface imaging reveals a confined aquifer beneath an ice-sealed Antarctic lake ABSTRACT
Estimating the volume of glaciers in the Himalayan–Karakoram region using different methods (open access) ABSTRACT
Direct measurement of glacier thinning on the southern Tibetan Plateau (Gurenhekou, Kangwure and Naimona’Nyi glaciers) ABSTRACT
Deglaciation of the Caucasus Mountains, Russia/Georgia, in the 21st century observed with ASTER satellite imagery and aerial photography (open access) ABSTRACT
Post-LIA glacier changes along a latitudinal transect in the Central Italian Alps (open access) ABSTRACT
Glacier topography and elevation changes derived from Pléiades sub-meter stereo images (open access) ABSTRACT
Rapid dynamic activation of a marine-based Arctic ice cap ABSTRACT
Recent advances in understanding the Arctic climate system state and change from a sea ice perspective: a review (open access) ABSTRACT
Atmospheric Response in Summer linked to Recent Arctic Sea Ice Loss ABSTRACT
Reduced risk of North American cold extremes due to continued Arctic sea ice loss ABSTRACT
Observed and simulated changes in Antarctic sea ice extent over the past 50 years ABSTRACT
Temperature sensitivity as an explanation of the latitudinal pattern of green-up date trend in Northern Hemisphere vegetation during 1982–2008 ABSTRACT
No growth stimulation of tropical trees by 150 years of CO2 fertilization but water-use efficiency increased ABSTRACT
Greater deciduous shrub abundance extends tundra peak season and increases modeled net CO2 uptake ABSTRACT
Temperature-induced recruitment pulses of Arctic dwarf shrub communities ABSTRACT
Assessing phenological change and climatic control of alpine grasslands in the Tibetan Plateau with MODIS time series ABSTRACT
Determining the relative importance of climatic drivers on spring phenology in grassland ecosystems of semi-arid areas ABSTRACT
Climate-induced changes in host tree-insect phenology may drive ecological state-shift in boreal forest ABSTRACT
General patterns of acclimation of leaf respiration to elevated temperatures across biomes and plant types ABSTRACT
Fruitful factors: what limits seed production of flowering plants in the alpine? ABSTRACT
Latitudinal gradients in the productivity of European migrant warblers have not shifted northwards during a period of climate change ABSTRACT
Directionality of recent bird distribution shifts and climate change in Great Britain ABSTRACT
Drivers of trophic amplification of ocean productivity trends in a changing climate (open access) ABSTRACT
Limpets counteract ocean acidification induced shell corrosion by thickening of aragonitic shell layers (open access) ABSTRACT
Projected pH reductions by 2100 might put deep North Atlantic biodiversity at risk (open access) ABSTRACT
Galápagos Coral Reef Persistence after ENSO Warming Across an Acidification Gradient ABSTRACT
Detecting and understanding the accelerated sea level rise along the east coast of U.S. during recent decades ABSTRACT
How the AMOC affects ocean temperatures on decadal to centennial timescales: the North Atlantic versus an interhemispheric seesaw ABSTRACT
Global radiative adjustment after a collapse of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation ABSTRACT
Critical elevation levels for flooding due to sea-level rise in Hawai‘i ABSTRACT
From the extreme to the mean: Acceleration and tipping points of coastal inundation from sea level rise (open access) ABSTRACT
Joint effects of storm surge and sea-level rise on US Coasts: new economic estimates of impacts, adaptation, and benefits of mitigation policy (open access) ABSTRACT
Multimodel simulations of Arctic Ocean sea surface height variability in the period 1970–2009 ABSTRACT
Climate change and sectors of the surface water cycle In CMIP5 projections (open access) ABSTRACT
Managing the Anthropocene marine transgression to the year 2100 and beyond in the State of Florida U.S.A. ABSTRACT
On the hiatus in the acceleration of tropical upwelling since the beginning of the 21st century (open access) ABSTRACT
Quantification of hydrologic impacts of climate change in a Mediterranean basin in Sardinia, Italy, through high-resolution simulations (open access) ABSTRACT
Responses of global terrestrial evapotranspiration to climate change and increasing atmospheric CO2 in the 21st century (open access) ABSTRACT
Diurnal temperature range and short-term mortality in large US communities ABSTRACT
Macro-economic cycles related to climate change in dynastic China ABSTRACT
Climate change and Chinese history: a review of trends, topics, and methods ABSTRACT
Association between climate factors and diarrhoea in a Mekong Delta area ABSTRACT


Satellite-inferred European carbon sink larger than expected (open access) ABSTRACT
Estimated stocks of circumpolar permafrost carbon with quantified uncertainty ranges and identified data gaps (open access) ABSTRACT
Nitrogen availability reduces CMIP5 projections of 21st century land carbon uptake ABSTRACT
Observing terrestrial ecosystems and the carbon cycle from space ABSTRACT
Net regional methane sink in High Arctic soils of northeast Greenland ABSTRACT
Managing short-lived climate forcers in curbing climate change: an atmospheric chemistry synopsis ABSTRACT
Key role for nuclear energy in global biodiversity conservation (open access) ABSTRACT
China’s approach to nuclear safety — From the perspective of policy and institutional system ABSTRACT
Radioactivity impacts of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident on the atmosphere ABSTRACT
Effects of Climate Oscillations on Wind Resource Variability in the United States ABSTRACT
Climate change induced transformations of agricultural systems: insights from a global model (open access) ABSTRACT
The Role of Carbon Capture and Sequestration Policies for Climate Change Mitigation ABSTRACT
Increase in surface albedo caused by agricultural plastic film ABSTRACT
Stratospheric dynamics and midlatitude jets under geoengineering with space mirrors, and sulfate and titania aerosols ABSTRACT
Climate change: the necessary, the possible and the desirable (open access) ABSTRACT
Unilateral Climate Policies: Incentives and Effects ABSTRACT
Corruption and Climate Change Policies: Do the Bad Old Days Matter? ABSTRACT
Disentangling the ranges: climate policy scenarios for China and India ABSTRACT
People as sensors: Mass media and local temperature influence climate change discussion on Twitter ABSTRACT
Perceptions of climate change risk in four disaster-impacted rural Australian towns ABSTRACT
Social vulnerability in three high-poverty climate change hot spots: What does the climate change literature tell us? ABSTRACT
Five reasons why it is difficult to talk to Australian farmers about the impacts of, and their adaptation to, climate change ABSTRACT


Interaction of ice sheets and climate during the past 800 000 years (open access) ABSTRACT
Detecting long-term growth trends using tree rings: A critical evaluation of methods ABSTRACT
Early summer temperatures reconstructed from black pine (Pinus nigra Arnold) tree-ring widths from Albania ABSTRACT
Damaging hailstorms in South Moravia, Czech Republic, in the seventeenth to twentieth centuries as derived from taxation records ABSTRACT
Millennial meridional dynamics of the Indo-Pacific Warm Pool during the last termination (open access) ABSTRACT
Interdecadal Pacific variability and eastern Australian mega-droughts over the last millennium ABSTRACT
Two massive, rapid releases of carbon during the onset of the Palaeocene–Eocene thermal maximum ABSTRACT
Enhanced 20th-century heat transfer to the Arctic simulated in the context of climate variations over the last millennium (open access) ABSTRACT
Revision of the EPICA Dome C CO2 record from 800 to 600 kyr before present ABSTRACT


Detecting change in urban areas at continental scales with MODIS data ABSTRACT
Is the Anthropocene really worthy of a formal geologic definition? (open access) ABSTRACT


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New research – November 2014

Posted by Ari Jokimäki on December 3, 2014

Some selected papers as included in my New research stream in Twitter and in Facebook during November 2014. There are 119 papers, which makes it about 4.0 papers per day.


Surface warming hiatus caused by increased heat uptake across multiple ocean basins [ABSTRACT]

Summertime land–sea thermal contrast and atmospheric circulation over East Asia in a warming climate—Part II: Importance of CO2-induced continental warming (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Measuring persistence in time series of temperature anomalies [ABSTRACT]

HadISDH land surface multi-variable humidity and temperature record for climate monitoring (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Abrupt termination of the 2012 Pacific warming and its implication on ENSO prediction (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Antarctic bottom water temperature changes in the western South Atlantic from 1989-2014 [ABSTRACT]

Recalibration and Merging of SSU Observations for Stratospheric Temperature Trend Studies [ABSTRACT]

Observed groundwater temperature response to recent climate change (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Trends in hemispheric warm and cold anomalies [ABSTRACT]

Arctic temperature trends from the early nineteenth century to the present [ABSTRACT]

Tropical Temperature Trends in AMIP Simulations and the Impact of SST Uncertainties [ABSTRACT]

Climate variations in northern Xinjiang of China over the past 50 years under global warming [ABSTRACT]

Interannual variations and trends in surface air temperature in Finland in relation to atmospheric circulation patterns, 1961–2011 [ABSTRACT]

Temperature changes in the North-Western Italian Alps from 1961 to 2010 [ABSTRACT]

Spatiotemporal characterization of land surface temperature in Mount Kilimanjaro using satellite data [ABSTRACT]

Early-nineteenth-century southern African precipitation reconstructions from ships’ logbooks [ABSTRACT]

Climate change in Argentina: trends, projections, impacts and adaptation [ABSTRACT]

Variability of surface air temperature in Tampico, northeastern Mexico [ABSTRACT]

Trends in Daily Temperature and Precipitation Extremes for the Southeastern United States: 1948-2012 [ABSTRACT]

Rising air and stream-water temperatures in Chesapeake Bay region, USA [ABSTRACT]

Why Logarithmic? A Note on the Dependence of Radiative Forcing on Gas Concentration [ABSTRACT]

Earth’s Climate Sensitivity: Apparent Inconsistencies in Recent Assessments (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Has Coarse Ocean Resolution Biased Simulations of Transient Climate Sensitivity? [ABSTRACT]

The Community Earth System Model (CESM) Large Ensemble Project: A Community Resource for Studying Climate Change in the Presence of Internal Climate Variability [ABSTRACT]

Global climate models’ bias in surface temperature trends and variability [ABSTRACT]

The dependence of radiative forcing and feedback on evolving patterns of surface temperature change in climate models [ABSTRACT]

The spectral dimension of longwave feedbacks in the CMIP3 and CMIP5 experiments [ABSTRACT]

Where and when will we observe cloud changes due to climate warming? [ABSTRACT]

A satellite view of the radiative impact of clouds on surface downward fluxes in the Tibetan Plateau [ABSTRACT]

Aerosol indirect effects on continental low-level clouds over Sweden and Finland (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Effect of ions on the measurement of sulfuric acid in the CLOUD experiment at CERN (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Climate coupling between temperature, humidity, precipitation and cloud cover over the Canadian Prairies [ABSTRACT]

Uncertainty in the magnitude of aerosol-cloud radiative forcing over recent decades [ABSTRACT]

Role of snow-albedo feedback in higher elevation warming over the Himalayas, Tibetan Plateau and Central Asia (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Solar heating of the Arctic Ocean in the context of ice-albedo feedback [ABSTRACT]

Assessment of sea-ice albedo radiative forcing and feedback over the Northern Hemisphere from 1982 to 2009 using satellite and reanalysis data [ABSTRACT]

Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 from a Climate Perspective (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Variability of tornado climatology across the continental United States [ABSTRACT]

Eastern Atlantic tropical cyclone frequency from 1851–1898 is comparable to satellite era frequency (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Extratropical cyclones in a warmer, moister climate: A recent Atlantic analogue [ABSTRACT]

The Effect of Urbanisation on The Climatology of Thunderstorm Initiation [ABSTRACT]

Warmer and wetter winters: characteristics and implications of an extreme weather event in the High Arctic (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Heavy precipitation events over the Euro-Mediterranean region in a warmer climate: results from CMIP5 models [ABSTRACT]

Models agree on forced response pattern of precipitation and temperature extremes [ABSTRACT]

A multi-model comparison of Atlantic multidecadal variability [ABSTRACT]

Southward displacement of the upper atmosphere zonal Jet in the eastern north Pacific due to global warming [ABSTRACT]

Variations of stratospheric water vapor over the past three decades [ABSTRACT]

Modeling the climate impact of Southern Hemisphere ozone depletion: The importance of the ozone dataset [ABSTRACT]

Aerosol effects on global land surface energy fluxes during 2003-2010 [ABSTRACT]

Total volcanic stratospheric aerosol optical depths and implications for global climate change [ABSTRACT]

On the role of plant volatiles in anthropogenic global climate change [ABSTRACT]


The impacts of climate change across the globe: A multi-sectoral assessment (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Sustained high basal motion of the Greenland ice sheet revealed by borehole deformation [ABSTRACT]

Detailed ice loss pattern in the northern Antarctic Peninsula: widespread decline driven by ice front retreats (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Climate variability and Alpine glaciers evolution in Northwestern Italy from the Little Ice Age to the 2010s [ABSTRACT]

Satellite-derived volume loss rates and glacier speeds for the Juneau Icefield, Alaska [ABSTRACT]

Global Sea Ice Coverage from Satellite Data: Annual Cycle and 35-Year Trends [ABSTRACT]

Trend and Inter-Annual Variability in Southeast Greenland Sea Ice: Impacts on Coastal Greenland Climate Variability [ABSTRACT]

Snowmelt onset over Arctic sea ice from passive microwave satellite data: 1979–2012 (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Assessment of radar-derived snow depth over Arctic sea ice [ABSTRACT]

New perspectives on observed and simulated late Antarctic sea ice extent trends using optimal fingerprinting techniques [ABSTRACT]

Antarctic ocean and sea ice response to ozone depletion: a two timescale problem [ABSTRACT]

Thick and deformed Antarctic sea ice mapped with autonomous underwater vehicles [ABSTRACT]

Anthropogenic influence on recent circulation-driven Antarctic sea-ice changes [ABSTRACT]

A mechanism for lack of sea ice reversibility in the Southern Ocean [ABSTRACT]

Plant growth enhancement by elevated CO2 eliminated by joint water and nitrogen limitation [ABSTRACT]

Detection and attribution of vegetation greening trend in China over the last 30 years [ABSTRACT]

Ground and satellite based evidence of the biophysical mechanisms behind the greening Sahel [ABSTRACT]

Phenological responses to climate change do not exhibit phylogenetic signal in a subalpine plant community [ABSTRACT]

Alteration of the phenology of leaf senescence and fall in winter deciduous species by climate change: effects on nutrient proficiency [ABSTRACT]

Climate warming increases biological control agent impact on a non-target species (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Not just about sunburn – the ozone hole’s profound effect on climate has significant implications for Southern Hemisphere ecosystems [ABSTRACT]

Extreme weather event in spring 2013 delayed breeding time of Great Tit and Blue Tit (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Fungi in a changing world: growth rates will be elevated, but spore production may decrease in future climates [ABSTRACT]

Rapid assessment of fisheries species sensitivity to climate change [ABSTRACT]

Consistent global responses of marine ecosystems to future climate change across the IPCC AR5 earth system models [ABSTRACT]

Evaluating the economic damage of climate change on global coral reefs [ABSTRACT]

Interactive effects of ocean acidification and rising sea temperatures alter predation rate and predator selectivity in reef fish communities [ABSTRACT]

Ocean acidification in eastern equatorial Indian Ocean (1962-2012) (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Multimodel analysis on the response of the AMOC under an increase of radiative forcing and its symmetrical reversal [ABSTRACT]

Changes in extreme regional sea surface height due to an abrupt weakening of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Uncertainty in 21st century CMIP5 sea level projections [ABSTRACT]

Earliest local emergence of forced dynamic and steric sea-level trends in climate models (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Changes in the North Pacific wave climate since the mid-1990s [ABSTRACT]

Detection and attribution of climate change signal in ocean wind waves [ABSTRACT]

Contemporary Ocean Warming Dissociates Cascadia Margin Gas Hydrates [ABSTRACT]

Climate change and dead zones [ABSTRACT]

Inherited hypoxia: A new challenge for reoligotrophicated lakes under global warming [ABSTRACT]

The use of changes in small coastal Atlantic brooks in southwestern Europe as indicators of anthropogenic and climatic impacts over the last 400 years [ABSTRACT]

Climate change and the impact of extreme temperatures on aviation [ABSTRACT]

Investigating high mortality during the cold season: mapping mean weather patterns of temperature and pressure [ABSTRACT]


Dominance of the Southern Ocean in anthropogenic carbon and heat uptake in CMIP5 models [ABSTRACT]

Carbon stock loss from deforestation through 2013 in Brazilian Amazonia [ABSTRACT]

A downward CO2 flux seems to have nowhere to go (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Nitrogen feedbacks increase future terrestrial ecosystem carbon uptake in an individual-based dynamic vegetation model (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Forecasting global atmospheric CO2 (open access) [ABSTRACT]

CH4 and N2O emissions embodied in international trade of meat (open access) [ABSTRACT]

A sustainable “building block”?: The paradoxical effects of thermal efficiency on U.S. power plants’ CO2 emissions [ABSTRACT]

Key factors for assessing climate benefits of natural gas versus coal electricity generation [ABSTRACT]

Assessing climate change impacts on European wind energy from ENSEMBLES high-resolution climate projections [ABSTRACT]

Emerging policy perspectives on geoengineering: An international comparison (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Counteracting the climate effects of volcanic eruptions using short-lived greenhouse gases [ABSTRACT]

Confronting the Food–Energy–Environment Trilemma: Global Land Use in the Long Run [ABSTRACT]

A critical examination of the consumption-based accounting approach: has the blaming of consumers gone too far? [ABSTRACT]

Representations of the future in English language blogs on climate change [ABSTRACT]

Conspiratory fascination versus public interest: the case of ‘climategate’ (open access) [ABSTRACT]

International trends in public perceptions of climate change over the past quarter century (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Politics eclipses climate extremes for climate change perceptions [ABSTRACT]

Citizen acceptance of new fossil fuel infrastructure: Value theory and Canada׳s Northern Gateway Pipeline [ABSTRACT]

Agricultural Advisors as Climate Information Intermediaries: Exploring Differences in Capacity to Communicate Climate [ABSTRACT]

Potential effects of climate change on global security [ABSTRACT]

Tools and strategies for climate change decision making [ABSTRACT]

When decision-making processes fail: an argument for robust climate adaptation planning in the face of uncertainty [ABSTRACT]

Adaptation strategies to climate change in the Arctic: a global patchwork of reactive community-scale initiatives [ABSTRACT]


On the bipolar origin of Heinrich events [ABSTRACT]

Correlation between solar activity and the local temperature of Antarctica during the past 11,000 years [ABSTRACT]

Pliocene switch in orbital-scale carbon cycle/climate dynamics [ABSTRACT]


Glacier-like forms on Mars (open access) [ABSTRACT]

Episodic warming of early Mars by punctuated volcanism [ABSTRACT]

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