Research Theme: Climate Indicators

Here is an atmospheric-level view of all the Climate Indicators
research and happenings at INSTAAR.

Gathering evidence from many sources (ice cores, ocean currents, lake cores, glacier mass balance, tree rings, isotopic analysis, pollen, temperature logs, and many others), this research measures what is happening in a climate system and models future changes.


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Recent Publications

Levis, S., Badger, A., Drewniak, B., Cynthia Nevison, Ren, X. 2018: CLMcrop yields and water requirements: Avoided impacts by choosing RCP 4.5 over 8.5. Climatic Change, 146(3-4): 501-515. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-016-1654-9

Cynthia Nevison, Andrews, A., Thoning, K., Dlugokencky, E., Sweeney, C., Miller, S., Saikawa, E., Benmergui, J., Fischer, M., Mountain, M., Nehrkorn, T. 2018: Nitrous oxide emissions estimated with the CarbonTracker-Lagrange North American regional inversion framework. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, accepted. DOI: 10.1002/2017GB005759

Gebru, A. A., Alemea, A., Habtu, S., Tsegay Wolde-Georgis, Teka, D., Martorano, L. G. 2018: Evaluating water productivity of tomato, pepper and Swiss chard under clay pot and furrow irrigation technologies in semi-arid areas of northern Ethiopia. International Journal of Water, 12(1): 54-65. DOI: 10.1504/IJW.2018.10011180 Preprint (353 KB)

Turi, G., Alexander, M., Nikki Lovenduski, Capotondi, A., Scott, J., Stock, C., Dunne, J., John, J., Jacox, M. 2018: Response of O2 and pH to ENSO in the California Current System in a high-resolution global climate model. Ocean Science, 14: 69-86. DOI: 10.5194/os-14-69-2018

Sparrow, K. J., Kessler, J. D., Southon, J. R., Garcia-Tigreros, F., Schreiner, K. M., Ruppel, C. D., Miller, J. B., Scott J. Lehman, Xu, X. 2018: Limited contribution of ancient methane to surface waters of the U.S. Beaufort Sea shelf. Science Advances, 4(1): article eaao4842. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao4842

Peng, X., Zhang, T., Frauenfeld, O., Kang Wang, Luo, D., Cao, B., Su, H., Jin, H., Wu, Q. 2018: Spatiotemporal changes in active layer thickness under contemporary and projected climate in the Northern Hemisphere. Journal of Climate, 31(1): 251-266. DOI: 10.1175/jcli-d-16-0721.1

Graven, H., Allison, C. E., Etheridge, D. M., Hammer, S., Keeling, R. F., Levin, I., Meijer, H. A. J., Rubino, M., Tans, P., Trudinger, C. M., Bruce H. VaughnJames W. C. White 2017: Compiled records of carbon isotopes in atmospheric CO2 for historical simulations in CMIP6. Geoscientific Model Development, 10: 4405-4417. DOI: 10.5194/gmd-10-4405-2017

Bendixen, M., Iversen, L. L., Björk, A. A., Elberling, B., Westergaard-Nielsen, A., Irina OvereemKaty Barnhart, Khan, S. A., Box, J. E., Abermann, J., Langley, K., Kroon, A. 2017: Delta progradation in Greenland driven by glacial mass loss. Nature, 550: 101-104. DOI: 10.1038/nature23873

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