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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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Chris Ray, Cluck, D. R., Wilkerson, R. L., Siegel, R. B., White, A. M., Tarbill, G. L., Sawyer, S. C., Howell, C. A. 2019: Patterns of woodboring beetle activity following fires and bark beetle outbreaks in montane forests of California, USA. Fire Ecology, 15. DOI: 10.1186/s42408-019-0040-1

England, E., Alexandra Jahn, Polvani, L. 2019: Non-uniform contribution of internal variability to recent Arctic sea ice loss. Journal of Climate, 32: 4039-4053. DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0864.1

Wentz, K. F., Neff, J. C., Katharine Suding 2019: Leaf temperatures mediate alpine plant communities' response to a simulated extended summer. Ecology and Evolution, 9(3): 1227-1243. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4816

Taylor, P. G., Cory Cleveland, Soper, F., Will Wieder, Dobrowski, S. Z., Doughty, C. E., Townsend, A. R. 2019: Greater stem growth, woody allocation, and aboveground biomass in Paleotropical forests than in Neotropical forests. Ecology, 100(3): article: UNSP e02589. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2589

Madsen, M. V., Steen-Larsen, H. C., Hoerhold, M., Box, J., Berben, S. M. P., Capron, E., Faber, A.-K., Hubbard, A., Jensen, M. F., Tyler Jones, Kipfstuhl, S., Koldtoft, I., Pillar, H. R., Bruce H. Vaughn, Vladimirova, D., Dahl-Jensen, D. 2019: Evidence of isotopic fractionation during vapor exchange between the atmosphere and the snow surface in Greenland. Journal of Geophysical Research—Atmospheres, 124(6): 2932-2945. DOI: 10.1029/2018JD029619

Johnston, A. N., Bruggeman, J. E., Aidan Beers, Beever, E. A., Christophersen, R. G., Ransom, J. I. 2019: Ecological consequences of anomalies in atmospheric moisture and snowpack. Ecology, 100(4): article UNSP e02638. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2638

Nisbet, E. G., Manning, M. R., Dlugokencky, E. J., Fisher, R. E., Lowry, D., Sylvia Englund Michel, Lund Myhre, C., Platt, S. M., Allen, G., Bousquet, P., Brownlow, R., Cain, M., France, J. L., Hermansen, O., Hossaini, R., Jones, A. E., Levin, I., Manning, A. C., Myhre, G., Pyle, J. A., Bruce H. Vaughn, Warwick, N. J., James W. C. White 2019: Very strong atmospheric methane growth in the 4 years 2014–2017: Implications for the Paris Agreement. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 33(3): 318-342. DOI: 10.1029/2018GB006009

Landschützer, P., Ilyina, T., Nikki Lovenduski 2019: Detecting regional modes of variability in observation‐based surface ocean pCO2. Geophysical Research Letters, 46(5): 2670-2679. DOI: 10.1029/2018GL081756

Barkley, Z. R., Lauvaux, T., Davis, K. J., Deng, A., Alan FriedPetter WeibringDirk RichterJames Walega, DiGangi, J., Ehrman, S. H., Ren, X., Dickerson, R. R. 2019: Estimating methane emissions from underground coal and natural gas production in southwestern Pennsylvania. Geophysical Research Letters, 46(8): 4531-4540. DOI: 10.1029/2019GL082131

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