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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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Cynthia NevisonDavid MunroNikki Lovenduski, Cassar, N., Keeling, R., Krummel, P., Tjiputra, J. 2018: Net community production in the Southern Ocean: Insights from comparing atmospheric potential oxygen to satellite ocean color algorithms and ocean models. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(19): 10549-10559. DOI: 10.1029/2018GL079575

Peters, W., van der Velde, I. R., van Schaik, E., Miller, J. B., Ciais, P., Duarte, H. F., van der Laan-Luijkx, I. T., van der Molen, M. K., Scholze, M., Schaefer, K., Vidale, P. L., Verhoef, A., Wårlind, D., Zhu, D., Tans, P., Bruce H. VaughnJames W. C. White 2018: Increased water-use efficiency and reduced CO2 uptake by plants during droughts at a continental scale. Nature Geoscience, 11: 744-748. DOI: 10.1038/s41561-018-0212-7

Smith, M., Sharon Stammerjohn, Persson, O., Rainville, L., Liu, G., Perrie, W., Robertson, R., Jackson, J., Thomson, J. 2018: Episodic reversal of autumn ice advance caused by release of ocean heat in the Beaufort Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research—Oceans, 123(5): 3164-3185. DOI: 10.1002/2018JC013764

Yao, F.-F., Wang, J., Kehan Yang, Wang, C., Walter, B. A., Cretaux, J.-F. 2018: Lake storage variation on the endorheic Tibetan Plateau and its attribution to climate change since the new millennium. Environmental Research Letters, 13(6): article 064011. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aab5d3

Graven, H., Fischer, M. L., Lueker, T., Jeong, S., Guilderson, T. P., Keeling, R. F., Bambha, R., Brophy, K., Callahan, W., Cui, X., Frankenberg, C., Gurney, K. R., LaFranchi, B. W., Scott J. Lehman, Michelsen, H., Miller, J. B., Newman, S., Paplawsky, W., Parazoo, N. C., Sloop, C., Walker, S. J. 2018: Assessing fossil fuel CO2 emissions in California using atmospheric observations and models. Environmental Research Letters, 13(6): article 065007. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aabd43

Massom, R. A., Scambos, T. A., Bennetts, L. G., Reid, P., Squire, V. A., Sharon Stammerjohn 2018: Antarctic ice shelf disintegration triggered by sea ice loss and ocean swell. Nature, 558(7710): 383-389. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0212-1

Robinson, D. T., Di Vittorio, A., Alexander, P., Arneth, A., Barton, C. M., Brown, D. G., Albert J. Kettner, Lemmen, C., O’Neill, B. C., Janssen, M., Pugh, T. A. M., Rabin, S. S., Rounsevell, M., Jaia Syvitski, Ullah, I., Verburg, P. H. 2018: Modelling feedbacks between human and natural processes in the land system. Earth System Dynamics, 9(2): 895-914. DOI: 10.5194/esd-9-895-2018

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