Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center
Recent Global Climate Change-Related News and Publications
A sampling of what CDIAC staff members have been following:
NASA GISTEMP analysis finds 2014 was the warmest record in the modern era.
Counteracting the climate effects of volcanic eruptions using short-lived greenhouse gases.
B.H. Samset, and
K.P. Shine, 2014,
Geophysical Research Letters DOI: 10.1002/2014GL061886.
Observed and projected changes in absolute temperature records across the contiguous United States.
Abatzoglou, J.T. and R. Barbero, 2014,
Geophysical Research Letters DOI:10.1002/2014GL061441.
Amplified mid-latitude planetary waves favour particular regional weather extremes.
Screen, J.A. and I. Simmonds, 2014,
Nature Climate Change DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2271.
Attributing the increase in Northern Hemisphere hot summers since the late 20th century.
M. Watanabe and
M. Kimoto, 2014,
Geophysical Research Letters DOI: 10.1002/2014GL061062.
Return periods of global climate fluctuations and the pause.
Lovejoy, S., 2014,
Geophysical Research Letters DOI: 10.1002/2014GL060478.
Variability and trends in anticyclonic circulation over the Greenland ice sheet, 1948–2013.
Rajewicz, J. and
S.J. Marshall, 2014,
Geophysical Research Letters DOI: 10.1002/2014GL059255.
Detection of spatially aggregated changes in temperature and precipitation extremes.
Fischer, E.M. and
R. Knutti, 2014,
Geophysical Research Letters DOI: 10.1002/2013GL058499.
The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States.
Consistency of Temperature and Precipitation Extremes across Various Global Gridded In Situ and Reanalysis Datasets.
Donat, M.D., J. Sillmann, S. Wild, L.V. Alexander, T. Lippmann, and F.W. Zwiers, 2014,
J. Climate DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00405.1.
Extreme summer weather in northern mid-latitudes linked to a vanishing cryosphere.
Tang, Q., X. Zhang, and J.A. Francis, 2013,
Nature Climate Change DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2065.
Uncertainty in annual aankings from NOAA's global temperature time series.
Arguez A., T.R. Karl, M.F. Squires, and R.S. Vose, 2013,
Geophysical Research Letters DOI: 10.1002/2013GL057999.
Climate extremes and the carbon cycle.
Reichstein, M., et al.., 2013,
Nature DOI: 10.1038/nature12350.
Anatomy of an extreme event.
Hoerling, M., et al., 2013,
J. Climate DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00270.1.
Australia's unique influence on global sea level in 2010–2011.
Fasullo, J.T., C. Boening, F.W. Landerer, and R.S. Nerem, 2013,
Geophysical Research Letters, DOI: 10.1002/grl.50834.
Monitoring and Understanding Changes in Heat Waves, Cold Waves, Floods, and Droughts in the United States: State of Knowledge.
Peterson, T.C. et al., 2013,
Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94, 821–834.
Anthropogenic contributions to Australia's record summer temperatures of 2013.
Lewis, S.C. and D.J. Karoly, 2013, Geophysical Research Letters 40,
Could a future “Grand Solar Minimum” like the Maunder Minimum stop global warming?
Meehl, G.A., J.M. Arblaster, and D. R. Marsh, 2013, Geophysical Research Letters 40, 1789-1793,
In May 2013,
The Keeling Curve,
a daily record of atmospheric carbon dioxide measured at Mauna Loa, Hawaii by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego,
first passed 400 ppm.
U.S. Climate Reference Network after One Decade of Operations: Status and Assessment.
Diamond, H.J. et al., 2013,
Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94, 485–498.
Monitoring and Understanding Trends in Extreme Storms: State of Knowledge.
Kunkel, K.E. et al., 2013,
Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94, 499–514.
Revisiting the Statewide Climate Extremes for the United States: Evaluating Existing Extremes, Archived Data, and New Observations.
Shein, K.A., D.P. Todey, F.A. Akyuz, J.R. Angel, T.M. Kearns, and J.L. Zdrojewski, 2013,
Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94, 393–402.
World Meteorological Organization Assessment of the Purported World Record 58°C Temperature Extreme at El Azizia, Libya (13 September 1922). Khalid, I., et al. 2013,
Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94, 199–204.
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00093.1. (Also see "Dead Heat" article below.)
When will the summer Arctic be nearly sea ice free? Overland, J.E. and M. Wang, 2013,
Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/grl.50316. NOAA's
State of the Climate Report for 2012. Released January, 2013.
Global Temperature Update Through 2012 - J. Hansen et al. (NASA-GISS). January, 2013.
New Scientist has produced the
Your Warming World interface that enables plotting the above Hansen et al. temperature anomaly data for anywhere in the world. January, 2013.
NOAA's Arctic Report Card - Arctic continues to break records in 2012: Becoming warmer, greener region with record losses of summer sea ice and late spring snow. December, 2012.
The challenge to keep global warming below 2°C, Peters, G.P. et al., 2012, Nature Climate Change doi: 10.1038/nclimate1783.
Spring snow cover extent reductions in the 2008–2012 period exceeding climate model projections , C. Derksen and R. Brown, 2012, Geophysical Research Letters 39, doi: 10.1029/2012GL053387.
International Surface Temperature Initiative, The first beta version of the global land
surface databank, constructed under the auspices of the International
Surface Temperature Initiative’s Databank Working Group, contains
monthly average temperatures from stations around the globe that have
been made available without restriction. October, 2012.
Dead Heat: Overturning the World's Hottest Temperature, Weather Underground Inc., 2012.
Perception of climate change, James Hansen, Makiko Sato, and Reto Ruedy, 2012, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1205276109.
Trends in record-breaking temperatures for the conterminous United States, Clinton M. Rowe and Logan E. Derry, 2012, Geophysical Research Letters 39, doi: 10.1029/2012GL052775.
Baseline Map of Carbon Emissions from Deforestation in Tropical Regions, Nancy L. Harris, Sandra Brown, Stephen C. Hagen, Sassan S. Saatchi, Silvia Petrova, William Salas, Matthew C. Hansen, Peter V. Potapov, Alexander Lotsch, 2012, Science 336(6088) 1573-1576, doi: 10.1126/science.1217962.
Localized subduction of anthropogenic carbon dioxide in the Southern Hemisphere oceans, Jean-Baptiste Sallée, Richard J. Matear, Stephen R. Rintoul & Andrew Lenton, 2012, Nature Geoscience 5, 579–584, doi: 10.1038/ngeo1523.
U.S. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 2011, U.S. Energy Information Administration (2012).
Increase in observed net carbon dioxide uptake by land and oceans during the past 50 years, A. P. Ballantyne, C. B. Alden, J. B. Miller, P. P. Tans and J. W. C. White, 2012, Nature 488, 70–72 doi: 10.1038/nature11299.
Reduction in carbon uptake during turn of the century drought in western North America, Christopher R. Schwalm, Christopher A. Williams, Kevin Schaefer, Dennis Baldocchi, T. Andrew Black, Allen H. Goldstein, Beverly E. Law, Walter C. Oechel, Kyaw Tha Paw U & Russel L. Scott, 2012, Nature Geoscience 5, 551–556, doi: 10.1038/ngeo1529
Climate Change: Lines of Evidence Booklet, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, 2012.