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Recent Advances in Climate Change Research Articles

Recently published articles from Advances in Climate Change Research.

Permafrost dynamics and their hydrologic impacts over the Russian Arctic Drainage Basin

Available online 15 April 2021
Wang Kang | Zhang Tingjun | Daqing Yang

Permafrost is an important component in hydrological processes because changes in runoff over the Arctic drainage basin cannot be well explained by changes in precipitation-related variables. However,...

Inferring future warming in the Arctic from the observed global warming trend and CMIP6 simulations

Available online 14 April 2021
Xiao-Ming Hu | Jie-Ru Ma | Jun Ying | Ming Cai | Yunqi Kong

The emergent constraint approach is a way of using multi-model ensembles to identify the linkage between current/past climate variability and future climate changes, which has been widely used for narrowing...

Stationarity in the variability of arid precipitation: a case study of arid Central Asia

Available online 3 April 2021
Yao Jun-Qiang | Chen Jing | Zhang Tong-Wen | Dilinuer Tuoliewubieke | Mao Wei-Yi

Precipitation is particularly scarce in arid Central Asia (CA), and is expected to be severely impacted by future warming, and the assessment of the stationarity of precipitation variability is important...

Synergy between the Convention on Biological Diversity and the UNFCCC in China

Available online 31 March 2021
Hu Yue | Chen Ye | Wu Shu-Hong

The Convention on Biological Diversity and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change are the two most important environmental conventions for biodiversity conservation and climate change...

Bibliometric research on the development of climate change in the BRI regions

Available online 29 March 2021
Xian-Chun Tan | Kai-Wei Zhu | Yu-Ling Sun | Wan-Yu Zhao | Fang Chen

Climate change is one of the great global challenges. To clarify the research status of climate change in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) regions, the BRI countries can better deal with climate change....

Determinants of financial-risk preparedness for climate change: Case of Fiji

Available online 29 March 2021
Candauda Arachchige Saliya | Kandauda Arachchige Sri Wickrama

There is a growing concern among central bankers that climate change poses not only serious environmental problems but also a potential economic and financial crisis. This study first confirms a hypothesized...

Synoptic mode of Antarctic summer sea ice superimposed on interannual and decadal variability

Available online 27 March 2021
Le-Jiang Yu | Shi-Yuan Zhong | Cui-Juan Sui | Zhao-Ru Zhang | Bo Sun

In contrast to decreased Arctic sea ice extent, Antarctic sea ice extent shows a somewhat increased trend. There is a large interannual variability of Antarctic sea ice, especially in the Pacific sector...

Understanding the Economic Impacts of Sea-Level Rise on Tourism Prosperity: Conceptualization and Panel Data Evidence

Available online 27 March 2021
Enn Lun Yong

Sea-level rise is a long-term, intractable problem during which costly, large-scale inundation could occur in many countries; hence, tourism development should take this matter into account because...

Projection on precipitation frequency of different intensities and precipitation amount in the Lancang-Mekong River basin in the 21st century

Available online 24 March 2021
Chang Sun | Zi-Niu Xiao | Minh Nguyen

In the Lancang‒Mekong River basin (LMRB), agriculture, dominating the local economy, faces increasing challenges in water supply under climate change. The projection of future precipitation in this...

Suitability projection for Chinese ski areas under future natural and socioeconomic scenarios

Available online 24 March 2021
Jie Deng | Tao Che | Tong Jiang | Li-Yun Dai

Ski tourism is extremely sensitive to climate change and is also heavily affected by socioeconomic conditions. Although some ski areas are still profitable under current climate and socioeconomic conditions,...

Population exposure to precipitation extremes in the Indus River Basin at 1.5°C, 2 °C and 3°C warming levels

Available online 24 March 2021
Zhao Jian–Ting | Su Bu–Da | Sanjit Kumar Mondal | Wang Yan–Jun | Tao Hui | Jiang Tong

Adverse effects of extreme events are the major focus of climate change impact studies. Precipitation-related extremes has substantial socioeconomic impacts under the changing climate. Quantifying population...

Hydroclimatic anomalies in China during the post-Laki years and the role of concurring El Niño

Available online 23 March 2021
Gao Chao-Chao | Yang Lin-Shan | Liu Fei

Arctic is warming at an alarming speed causing accelerated melting of Greenland and rising of sea level, and geoengineering by injecting aerosol into stratosphere (SAI) has been proposed as a backup...

Achieving Paris agreement temperature goals requires carbon neutrality by middle century with far-reaching transitions in the whole society

Available online 19 March 2021
Meng-Tian Huang | Pan-Mao Zhai

The concept of carbon neutrality is much emphasized in IPCC Spatial Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C in order to achieve the long-term temperature goals as reflected in Paris Agreement. To keep these...

Chinese lockdown as aerosol reduction experiment

Available online 13 March 2021
Hans VON Storch | Beate Geyer | Yan Li | Volker Matthias | Burkhardt Rockel

The lockdown of large parts of Chinese economy beginning in late January 2020 lead to significant regional changes of aerosol loads, which suggests a reduction of backscatter and consequently a regional...

An overview of climate change impacts on the society in China

Available online 11 March 2021
Yong-Jian Ding | Chen-Yu Li | Xiaoming WANG | Yan Wang | Sheng-Xia Wang | Ya-Ping Chang | Jia Qin | Shao-Ping Wang | Qiu-Dong Zhao | Zeng-Ru Wang

Society could sustain the impact of climate change by adapting to the change and mitigating risks from adverse effects of increasing changes, so that it can continue maintaining its prospect and improving...

Degrading permafrost and its impacts

February 2021
Hui-Jun Jin | Qing-Bai Wu | Vladimir E. Romanovsky

Unravelling the linkages of cryosphere and mountain livelihood systems: A case study of Langtang, Nepal

February 2021
Sabarnee Tuladhar | Binaya Pasakhala | Amina Maharjan | Arabinda Mishra

Globally, mountains are often characterized as fragile and hazardous terrains, with vast areas covered by the cryosphere. The livelihoods of communities in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region are closely...

Exploration of the environmental and socioeconomic implications of HCFC-22 phase-out for Botswana

February 2021
Bongayi Kudoma | Memory Tekere

Climate change and ozone depletion are topics challenging the world over and are both attributed mainly to human activities, particularly emissions of ozone depleting substances. One such substance...

Influences of forest fires on the permafrost environment: A review

February 2021
Xiao-Ying Li | Hui-Jun Jin | Hong-Wei Wang | Sergey S. Marchenko | Wei Shan | Dong-Liang Luo | Rui-Xia He | Valentin Spektor | Ya-Dong Huang | Xin-Yu Li | Ning Jia

In boreal and arctic regions, forest fires exert great influences on biogeochemical processes, hydrothermal dynamics of the active layer and near-surface permafrost, and subsequent nutrient cycles....

Comparative analysis of greenhouse gas emission inventory for Pakistan: Part II agriculture, forestry and other land use and waste

February 2021
Kaleem Anwar Mir | Chunkyoo Park | Pallav Purohit | Seungdo Kim

Understanding Pakistan's greenhouse gas (GHG) emission status is critical for identifying the national targets for GHG mitigation with respect to the nationally determined contributions (NDCs). This...

Strengthening effect of crushed rock revetment and thermosyphons in a traditional embankment in permafrost regions under warming climate

February 2021
Qi-Hang Mei | Ji Chen | Jin-Chang Wang | Xin Hou | Jing-Yi Zhao | Shou-Hong Zhang | Hai-Ming Dang | Jia-Wei Gao

The embankment of the Qinghai–Tibet Railway (QTR) has been experiencing severe problems due to permafrost degradation, especially in warm and ice-rich permafrost regions. Based on ground temperature...

Permafrost change in Northeast China in the 1950s–2010s

February 2021
Zhong-Qiong Zhang | Qing-Bai Wu | Mei-Ting Hou | Bo-Wen Tai | Yu-Ke An

Permafrost in Northeast China is highly sensitive to climate warming. Permafrost degradation significantly affects forest and vegetation ecosystems, as well as the safety of engineering projects and...

Impacts of landscape and climatic factors on snow cover in the Altai Mountains, China

February 2021
Xin-Yue Zhong | Tingjun Zhang | Hang Su | Xiong-Xin Xiao | Shu-Fa Wang | Yuan-Tao Hu | Hui-Juan Wang | Lei Zheng | Wei Zhang | Min Xu | Jian Wang

Snow properties and their changes are crucial to better understanding of hydrological processes, soil thermal regimes, and surface energy balances. Reliable data and information on snow depth and snow...

Impacts of climate-induced permafrost degradation on vegetation: A review

February 2021
Xiao-Ying Jin | Hui-Jun Jin | Go Iwahana | Sergey S. Marchenko | Dong-Liang Luo | Xiao-Ying Li | Si-Hai Liang

Under a warming climate, degrading permafrost profoundly and extensively affects arctic and alpine ecology. However, most existing relevant studies are more focused on the hydrothermal impacts of vegetation...

Testing and modeling of frozen clay–concrete interface behavior based on large-scale shear tests

February 2021
Peng-Fei HE | Yan-Hu MU | Wei MA | Yong-Ting HUANG | Jian-Hua DONG

The shear behavior of the frozen soil−structure interface is important for accurately predicting the interface responses of structures adopted in the cold regions. The purpose of this study is to experimentally...

Thermal effect of thermokarst lake on the permafrost under embankment

February 2021
Er-Xing Peng | Yu Sheng | Xiao-Ying Hu | Ji-Chun Wu | Wei Cao

In permafrost regions of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, road disaster caused by permafrost degradation cannot be ignored. As a common thermal disaster in permafrost regions, thermokarst lake has serious...

Dynamics of freezing/thawing indices and frozen ground from 1900 to 2017 in the upper Brahmaputra River Basin, Tibetan Plateau

February 2021
Lei LIU | Dong-Liang LUO | Lei WANG | Ya-Dong HUANG | Fang-Fang CHEN

Dynamics of the frozen ground are key to understand the changes of eco-environment in cold regions, especially for areas with limited field observations. In this study, we analyzed the spatial and temporal...

Variation of sea ice and perspectives of the Northwest Passage in the Arctic Ocean

Available online 15 February 2021
Jin-Lei Chen | Shi-Chang Kang | Jun-Ming Guo | Min Xu | Zhi-Min Zhang

The continued warming of the Arctic atmosphere and ocean has led to a record retreat of sea ice in the last decades. This retreat has increased the probability of the opening of the Arctic Passages...

Development and application of a life cycle energy consumption and CO2 emissions analysis model for high-speed railway transport in China

Available online 13 February 2021
Yan-Zhe Wang | Sheng Zhou | Xun-Min Ou

China's high-speed railway (HSR) is booming recently, the HSR's performance of energy conservation and carbon reduction has attracted much attention. This study developed a new life cycle model of energy...

Climate change projection over the Tibetan Plateau based on a set of RCM simulations

Available online 8 February 2021
Yuan-Hai Fu | Xue-Jie Gao | Ying-Mo Zhu | Dong Guo

Tibetan Plateau (TP, with the height > 3000 m) is a region with complex topographical features and a large diversity of climate both in space and time. The use of higher resolution regional climate...

The UNFCCC, the EU, and the UNSC: A research agenda proposal for the climate security question

December 2020
Christo Odeyemi

This study proposes climate security: a research agenda proposal with certain research significance. It acknowledges the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the European...

Long-term variations of major atmospheric compositions observed at the background stations in three key areas of China

December 2020
Yong Zhang | Jun-Li Jin | Peng Yan | Jie Tang | Shuang-Xi Fang | Wei-Li Lin | Meng-Yun Lou | Miao Liang | Qing Zhou | Jun-Shan Jing | Ya-Nan Li | Xiao-Fang Jia | Shan-Shan LYU

Atmospheric compositions and acid rain are closely related to atmospheric environment, weather, and climate change. In this study, the concentration levels and long-term trends of CO2, CH4, O3, PM2.5,...

Cost-benefit comparison of carbon capture, utilization, and storage retrofitted to different thermal power plants in China based on real options approach

December 2020
Jing-Li Fan | Shuo Shen | Mao Xu | Yang Yang | Lin Yang | Xian Zhang

A trinomial tree model based on a real options approach was developed to evaluate the investment decisions on carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) retrofitted to the three main types of thermal...

Future changes of cluster high temperature events over China from RegCM4 ensemble under RCP4.5 scenario

December 2020
Bo-Tao Zhou | Yang Cheng | Zhen-Yu Han | Ying Xu | Xiao-Long Wang

Using the daily maximum temperature of the RegCM4 dynamical downscaling from four global climate models under the historical and RCP4.5 simulations, this study firstly identified the cluster high temperature...

Glacier geoengineering to address sea-level rise: A geotechnical approach

December 2020
Andrew Lockley | Michael Wolovick | Bowie Keefer | Rupert Gladstone | Li-Yun Zhao | John C. Moore

It is remarkable that the high-end sea level rise threat over the next few hundred years comes almost entirely from only a handful of ice streams and large glaciers. These occupy a few percent of ice...

Assessment of the macro-economic impacts of low-carbon road transportation policies in Chongqing, China

December 2020
Xian-Chun Tan | Yuan Zeng | Bai-He Gu | Jie Tang | Dong Wang | Jian-Xin Guo

Reductions in the transportation sector's carbon dioxide emissions are increasingly of global concern. As one of the first low-carbon pilot and carbon trading pilot cities, and as one of the largest...

Climate change for coastal areas: Risks, adaptation and acceptability

December 2020
Emilio Bastidas-Arteaga | Axel Creach

A shallow ice core from East Greenland showing a reduction in black carbon during 1990–2016

December 2020
Zhi-Heng Du | Cun-De Xiao | Ting-Feng Dou | Chuan-Jin Li | Ming-Hu Ding | Sangeeta Sharma | Xiang-Yu Ma | Shi-Meng WANG | Wang-Bin Zhang

This study reports on the measurements of ion and refractory black carbon (rBC) concentrations in a shallow (10.96 m) ice core sample which was drilled from the field site of the East Greenland Ice...

Protective behaviors regarding coastal flooding risk in a context of climate change

December 2020
Colin LEMÉE | Oscar Navarro | Diego Restrepo-Ochoa | Denis Mercier | Ghozlane Fleury-Bahi

The physical vulnerability of coastal areas due to rising sea level and the flooding risk consequent, does not guarantee the implementation of protective behaviors by these risk zones’ inhabitants....

Reflections on coastal inundation, climate change impact, and adaptation in built environment: progresses and constraints

December 2020
Xiaoming Wang | Li-Lai Xu | Sheng-Hui Cui | Chi-Hsiang Wang

Coastal inundation causes considerable impacts on communities and economies. Sea level rise due to climate change increases the occurrence of coastal flood events, creating more challenges to coastal...

Assessments on surface water resources and their vulnerability and adaptability in China

December 2020
Jia Qin | Yong-Jian Ding | Qiu-Dong Zhao | Shao-Ping Wang | Ya-Ping Chang

A clear understanding of the changes of water resources under the background of environmental changes is of great significance for scientific management and utilization of water resources in China....

Mitigating climate change through diet choice: Costs and CO2 emissions of different cookery book-based dietary options in Germany

December 2020
Karin Kolbe

The human-food sector is one of the most challenging areas when it comes to greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction. In this study, recipes from similar cookery books were analysed to identify the extent to...

Assessment of the effectiveness of wood pole repair using FRP considering the impact of climate change on decay and hurricane risk

December 2020
Eric Merschman | Abdullahi M. Salman | Emilio Bastidas-Arteaga | Yue Li

Electric power distribution systems are vulnerable to disruption due to severe weather events, especially hurricanes. Such vulnerability is expected to increase over time due to the impact of climate...

The role of culture for coastal disaster risk reduction measures: Empirical evidence from northern and southern Europe

December 2020
Grit Martinez | Susana Costas | Óscar Ferreira

Recent and historic high-impact events have demonstrated significant flood risks to many coastal areas in Europe and across the globe. Understanding the behavior of humans in relation to risk management...

Projected drought conditions in Northwest China with CMIP6 models under combined SSPs and RCPs for 2015–2099

September 2020
Su-Yuan Li | Li-Juan Miao | Zhi-Hong Jiang | Guo-Jie Wang | Kaushal Raj Gnyawali | Jing Zhang | Hui Zhang | Ke Fang | Yu He | Chun Li

Northwest China is one of the most arid regions in the world and has experienced intriguing climate warming and humidification. Nonetheless, future climate conditions in Northwest China still remain...

New perspectives on ‘warming–wetting’ trend in Xinjiang, China

September 2020
Qian Wang | Pan-Mao Zhai | Da-He Qin

Recently, a hot topic about warmer and wetter climate change in the arid region of Northwest China, especially in Xinjiang, has attracted much attention by general public and scientific community. This...

Global climate damage in 2 °C and 1.5 °C scenarios based on BCC_SESM model in IAM framework

September 2020
Zi-Jian Zhao | Xiao-Tong Chen | Chang-Yi Liu | Fang Yang | Xin Tan | Yang Zhao | Han Huang | Chao Wei | Xue-Li Shi | Wen Zhai | Fei Guo | Bas J. van Ruijven

The quantitative functions for climate damages provide theoretical ground for the cost-benefit analysis in climate change economics, and they are also critical for linking climate module with economic...

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