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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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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, early online view. 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

Dornelas, M., et al., including, Diane M. McKnight 2018: BioTIME: A database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27(7): 760-786. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12729

Creed, I. F., Bergstrom, A.-K., Trick, C. G., Grimm, N. B., Hessen, D. O., Karlsson, J., Kidd, K. A., Kritzberg, E., Diane M. McKnight, Freeman, E. C., Senar, O. E., Andersson, A., Ask, J., Berggren, M., Cherif, M., Giesler, R., Hotchkiss, E. R., Kortelainen, P., Palta, M. M., Vrede, T., Weyhenmeyer, G. A. 2018: Global change-driven effects on dissolved organic matter composition: Implications for food webs of northern lakes. Global Change Biology, 24(8): 3692-3714. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14129

Bowles, T. M., Atallah, S. S., Campbell, E. E., Gaudin, A. C. M., Will Wieder, Grandy, A. S. 2018: Addressing agricultural nitrogen losses in a changing climate. Nature Sustainability, 1: 399-408. DOI: 10.1038/s41893-018-0106-0

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