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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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Hu, L., Andrews, A. E., Thoning, K. W., Sweeney, C., Miller, J. B., Michalak, A. M., Dlugokencky, E., Tans, P. P., Shiga, Y. P., Mountain, M., Nehrkorn, T., Montzka, S. A., McKain, K., Kofler, J., Trudeau, M., Sylvia Englund Michel, Biraud, S. C., Fischer, M. L., Worthy, D. E. J., Bruce H. VaughnJames W. C. White, Yadav, V., Basu, S., van der Velde, I. R. 2019: Enhanced North American carbon uptake associated with El Niño. Science Advances, 5(6): eaaw0076. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw0076

Toon, O. B., Bardeen, C. G., Robock, A., Xia, L., Kristensen, H., McKinzie, M., Peterson, R. J., Cheryl HarrisonNikki Lovenduski, Turco, R. P. 2019: Rapid expansion of nuclear arsenals by Pakistan and India portend regional and global catastrophe. Science Advances, 5(10): eeeay5478. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aay5478

Zhang, L., Han, W., Li, Y., Nikki Lovenduski 2019: Variability of sea level and upper-ocean heat content in the Indian Ocean: Effects of Subtropical Indian Ocean Dipole and ENSO. Journal of Climate, 32: 7227-7245. DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0167.1

Komatsu, K. J., et al., including, Bill BowmanKatharine Suding 2019: Global change effects on plant communities are magnified by time and the number of global change factors imposed. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(36): 17,867-17,873. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1819027116

Mountain Sentinels Network: Klein, J. A., et al., including, Patrick Bourgeron 2019: Catalyzing transformations to sustainability in the world’s mountains. Earth’s Future, 7(5): 547-557. DOI: 10.1029/2018EF001024

Kristen KrumhardtNikki Lovenduski, Long, M. C., Levy, M., Lindsay, K., Moore, J. K., Nissen, C. 2019: Coccolithophore growth and calcification in an acidified ocean: Insights From Community Earth System Model simulations. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 11(5): 1418-1437. DOI: 10.1029/2018MS001483

Samantha Weintraub, Flores, A. N., Will Wieder, Sihi, D., Cagnarini, C., Potma Goncalves, D. R., Young, M. H., Li, L., Olshansky, Y., Baatz, R., Sullivan, P., Groffman, P. M. 2019: Leveraging environmental research and observation networks to advance soil carbon science. Journal of Geophysical Research—Biogeosciences, 124(5): 1047-1055. DOI: 10.1029/2018JG004956

Sarangi, C., Qian, Y., Karl Rittger, Bormann, K. J., Liu, Y., Wang, H., Wan, H., Lin, G., Painter, T. H. 2019: Impact of light-absorbing particles on snow albedo darkening and associated radiative forcing over high-mountain Asia: High-resolution WRF-Chem modeling and new satellite observations. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19(10): 7105-7128. DOI: 10.5194/acp-19-7105-2019

Trowbridge, A. M., Stoy, P. C., Adams, H. D., Law, D. J., Breshears, D. D., Detlev Helmig, Monson, R. K. 2019: Drought supersedes warming in determining volatile and tissue defenses of pinon pine (Pinus edulis). Environmental Research Letters, 14(6): article 065006. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab1493

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