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Recent Advances in Climate Change Research Articles

Recently published articles from Advances in Climate Change Research.

An ecosystem services zoning framework for the permafrost regions of China

Available online 25 June 2019
Ling-Xing Xu | De-Wei Yang | Tong-Hua Wu | Shu-Hua Yi | Yi-Peng Fang | Cun-De Xiao | Hao-Xi Lin | Jin-Chuan Huang | Claudien Habimana Simbi

The degradation of the permafrost regions, resulting from intensive anthropogenic activities and global warming, has led to the loss of ecosystem services and is threating human well-being. Nevertheless,...

Cryospheric functions and services

Available online 22 June 2019
Shi-Chang Kang | Xiaoming Wang

Integrated impacts of climate change on glacier tourism

Available online 13 June 2019
Shi-Jin WANG | Lan-Yue ZHOU

Glacier tourism is an important type of nature-based tourism with great global potential. However, glacial landscapes and environments are seriously affected by global warming. This study used a scoping...

A new look at roles of the cryosphere in sustainable development

Available online 13 June 2019
Xiaoming Wang | Shi-Wei Liu | Jing-Lin Zhang

While the cryosphere may bring in adverse impacts on natural and built environment, it may also provide benefits resulting from cryosphere services. By looking into the effect of the cryosphere on human-being,...

Impact of climate change on allowable bearing capacity on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau

Available online 13 June 2019
Xiao-Ming Xu | Qing-Bai Wu

Climate change has a substantial impact on infrastructures in the permafrost on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP). In this study, the mean annual ground temperature (MAGT) and permafrost evolution were...

Valuating service loss of snow cover in Irtysh River Basin

Available online 13 June 2019
Yang Yang | Xue-Jiao Wu | Shi-Wei Liu | Cun-De Xiao | Xiaoming Wang

Snow cover provides essential resources and services for human well-being and socioeconomic development in arid areas. With the change in snow cover resulting from climate change that causes concerns...

Modeling the carbon dynamics of alpine grassland in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau under scenarios of 1.5 and 2 °C global warming

Available online 8 June 2019
Shu-Hua Yi | Bo Xiang | Bao-Ping Meng | Xiao-Dong Wu | Yong-Jian Ding

Alpine grassland occupies two-thirds of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP). It is vital to project changes of this vulnerable ecosystem under different climate change scenarios before taking any mitigation...

A preliminary study on the theory and method of comprehensive regionalization of cryospheric services

Available online 8 June 2019
Hao-Xi Lin | Jin-Chuan Huang | Chuang-Lin Fang | Xiao-Xiao Qi | Yun-Qian Chen

As one of the five most important spheres affecting climate systems globally, the cryosphere not only exerts crucial impacts on natural environment, but also plays a key role in guaranteeing the goods...

Attitudes of young scholars in Qingdao and Hamburg about climate change and climate policy – The role of culture for the explanation of differences

Available online 16 April 2019
Hans von STORCH | Xueen CHEN | Birgit PFAU-EFFINGER | Dennis BRAY | Andreas ULLMANN

This article analyses differences in the attitudes related to climate change of young scholars in environmental science in Qingdao (China) and Hamburg (Germany). The main aim of the article is to evaluate...

Socio-ecological vulnerability to climate change/variability in central rift valley, Ethiopia

March 2019
Zenebe MEKONNEN | Teshale WOLDEAMANUEL | Habtemariam KASSA

Climate change/variability and environmental degradation have increased in the central rift valley of Ethiopia, which in turn making the people inhabiting in that ecosystem more vulnerable to the impacts....

CO2 emission of urban passenger transportation in China from 2000 to 2014

March 2019
Rui-Qiang YUAN | Xin TAO | Xiang-Long YANG

This study reviewed the urban passenger transportation (UPT) development of seven typical cities in China from 2000 to 2014, estimated the UPT CO2 emission, analyzed the structure, and discussed the...

Enhancing coastal areas governance for sustainable tourism in the context of urbanization and climate change in eastern Thailand

March 2019
Vilas Nitivattananon | Sirinapha Srinonil

Coastal areas in the eastern sub-region of Thailand, a popular destination in Southeast Asia, are facing rapid tourism-related urbanization and associated consequences of environment and climate change...

Recognition and analysis of potential risks in China's carbon emission trading markets

March 2019
Mao-Zhi DENG | Wen-Xiu ZHANG

China formally launched the carbon trading pilots in seven provinces and cities in 2013. Based on the operating situations of international carbon emission trading markets and that in China, this study...

Potential impacts of climate change on dengue fever distribution using RCP scenarios in China

March 2019
Jing-Chun FAN | Qi-Yong LIU

This study projected dengue distribution risk map using representative concentration pathways (RCP2.6, RCP4.5, RCP6.0, RCP8.5) in China in 2020s, 2030s, 2050s and 2100s. Based on the biological characteristics...

International carbon markets under the Paris Agreement: Basic form and development prospects

March 2019
Shuai Gao | Meng-Yu Li | Mao-Sheng Duan | Can Wang

Article 6 of the Paris Agreement introduces two international carbon markets that receive extensive attention and are expected to play an important role in the post-2020 climate regime. Three key elements...

Evaluation of sea level rise and associated responses in Hangzhou Bay from 1978 to 2017

December 2018
Jian-Long Feng | Wen-Shan Li | Hui Wang | Jian-Li Zhang | Jun-Xing Dong

The mean sea level, extreme sea level, and astronomical tide in Hangzhou Bay were analyzed using the tide gage data from 1978 to 2017 in Tanxu station, and the effects of rising sea levels on floods...

Characteristics of extreme temperature and precipitation in China in 2017 based on ETCCDI indices

December 2018
Hong YIN | Ying SUN

Based on the homogenized daily data in 2419 stations in China from 1961 to 2017, we calculated 26 extreme temperature and precipitation indices as defined by the Expert Team on Climate Change Detection...

Reflection and operationalization of the common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities principle in the transparency framework under the international climate change regime

December 2018
Tian WANG | Xiang GAO

“Common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities” (CBDRRC) is the most significant guiding principle in the international climate change regime, created by the United Nations...

Contributions of natural systems and human activity to greenhouse gas emissions

December 2018
Xi-Liu YUE | Qing-Xian GAO

In this study, we conducted a literature review of relevant research and then statistically analyzed global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from natural systems, including forest fires, oceans, wetlands,...

Preliminary assessment on the hindcast skill of the Arctic Oscillation with decadal experiment by the BCC_CSM1.1 climate model

December 2018
Li-Quan WU | Qing-Quan LI | Yi-Hui DING | Li-Juan WANG | Xiao-Ge XIN | Min WEI

The prediction skill of Arctic Oscillation (AO) in the decadal experiments with the Beijing Climate Center Climate System Model version 1.1 (BCC_CSM1.1) is assessed. As compared with the observations...

Development as adaptation: Framing and measuring urban resilience in Beijing

December 2018
Yan ZHENG | Xin-Lu XIE | Chen-Zhen LIN | Mou WANG | Xiao-Jia HE

As part of their efforts to cope with climate change, many municipal governments have considered the improvement of urban resilience as an important strategy. In this study, we take the megacity of...

Analysis of environmental impacts of drone delivery on an online shopping system

September 2018
Jarotwan Koiwanit

In rural areas, drones are designed to replace road deliveries so as to overcome infrastructure challenges; though drones notably consume less fuel and consequently have a smaller impact on the environment,...

A research progress review on regional extreme events

September 2018
Fu-Min Ren | Blair Trewin | Manola Brunet | Pattanaik Dushmanta | Andreas Walter | Omar Baddour | Maya Korber

An extreme (weather and climate) event does not only mean that an extreme occurs at a location, but more generally it can impact a certain area and last a certain period of time, which is defined as...

Changes in persistent and non-persistent extreme precipitation in China from 1961 to 2016

September 2018
Bing-Rui He | Pan-Mao Zhai

In this study, based on daily gage precipitation data of 2480 stations from 1961 to 2016, the summer (June–August) extreme precipitation event was defined using the 95th percentile, and the changes...

Temperature change along elevation and its effect on the alpine timberline tree growth in the southeast of the Tibetan Plateau

September 2018
Bao-Xiong Chen | Yu-Fang Sun | Hong-Bin Zhang | Zhi-Hua Han | Jing-Sheng Wang | Yao-Kui Li | Xiao-Lin Yang

Smith fir (Abies georgei var. smithii), which is the timberline constructive tree species in the cool slope of Mt. Sygera in the southeast of Tibet, plays a very important role in maintaining the timberline...

Changes of heating and cooling degree days over China in response to global warming of 1.5 °C, 2 °C, 3 °C and 4 °C

September 2018
Ying Shi | Dong-Feng Zhang | Ying Xu | Bo-Tao Zhou

Future changes of heating degree days (HDD) and cooling degree days (CDD) in the 21st century with and without considering population factor are investigated based on four sets of climate change simulations...

Changes of tropical cyclone tracks in the western North Pacific over 1979−2016

September 2018
Wen-Qian ZHANG | Li-Guang WU | Xu-Kai ZOU

The tropical cyclone (TC) trajectory model has been widely used to investigate the mechanism of the climate change of TC tracks. In this study, the Gaussian weight interpolation method is used to calculate...

Impact of and adaptation strategies for sea-level rise on Yangtze River Delta

June 2018
Qiu-Shun Wang | Cun-Hong Pan | Guang-Zhi Zhang

The Yangtze River Delta characterized by a dense population and a rapidly developing economy is highly vulnerable to sea-level rise. The data from the China Oceanic Information Network and the Zhejiang...

Development path of Chinese low-carbon cities based on index evaluation

June 2018
Xiu Yang | Xue-Chun Wang | Ze-Yu Zhou

This work takes the 36 cities from China's low-carbon pilot project as the research object and uses the carbon emission per capita and GDP per capita to categorize the 36 cities into four types to reveal...

China's nuclear power under the global 1.5 °C target: Preliminary feasibility study and prospects

June 2018
Xin-Jian Xiao | Ke-Jun Jiang

This study explores the measures to achieve the global 1.5 °C temperature rise target (1.5 °C target) by analyzing the feasibility and obstacles of nuclear power in China. The 1.5 °C target imposes...

Analysis on the synergistic effect of sustainable development of coal industry under 1.5 °C scenario

June 2018
Yue-Yao Shi | Jian Sun | Li-Xin Wu

Based on the coal demand under the 1.5 °C scenario, the amount of coal production in China was estimated in this study. According to the mutual relationship between the factors influencing coal production,...

Response of North Pacific and North Atlantic decadal variability to weak global warming

June 2018
Sheng Wu | Zheng-Yu Liu | Jun Cheng | Chun Li

The Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) and the Atlantic Multidecadal Variability (AMV) are the two dominant low-frequency modes in the climate system. This research focused on the response of these two...

Intensified East Asian summer monsoon and associated precipitation mode shift under the 1.5 °C global warming target

June 2018
Tao Wang | Jia-Peng Miao | Jian-Qi Sun | Yuan-Hai Fu

In this study, the East Asian summer climate changes under the 1.5 °C global warming (1.5 GW) target in 30 simulations derived from 15 coupled models within the Coupled Model Intercomparison Program...

Changes in surface air temperature over China under the 1.5 and 2.0 °C global warming targets

June 2018
Yuan-Hai Fu | Ri-Yu Lu | Dong Guo

This study investigated the projected changes in the annual mean surface air temperature (SAT) over China under the 1.5 and 2.0 °C targets, by analyzing the outputs from 22 models of the Coupled Model...

Changes in temperature extremes over China under 1.5 °C and 2 °C global warming targets

June 2018
Chen Shi | Zhi-Hong Jiang | Wei-Lin Chen | Laurent Li

The long-term goal of the 2015 Paris Agreement is to limit global warming to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 °C. However, for climate mitigation...

Co-controlling CO2 and NOx emission in China's cement industry: An optimal development pathway study

March 2018
Xiang-Zhao Feng | Oleg Lugovoy | Hu Qin

It is of important practical significance to reduce NOx emission and CO2 emission in China's cement industry. This paper firstly identifies key factors that influence China's future cement demand, and...

Carbon emission scenarios of China's power sector: Impact of controlling measures and carbon pricing mechanism

March 2018
Qiang Liu | Xiao-Qi Zheng | Xu-Chen Zhao | Yi Chen | Oleg Lugovoy

The study constructs a low-carbon path analysis model of China's power sector based on TIMES model and presents a comparative analysis of carbon emissions under Reference, Low-Carbon and Enhanced Low-Carbon...

Bias correction and projection of surface air temperature in LMDZ multiple simulation over central and eastern China

March 2018
Lian-Yi Guo | Qian Gao | Zhi-Hong Jiang | Laurent Li

Based on LMDZ4 daily temperature dataset, equidistant cumulative distribution function matching method (EDCDFm) and cumulative distribution function-transform method (CDF-t) are used to evaluate the...

Multi-model comparison of CO2 emissions peaking in China: Lessons from CEMF01 study

March 2018
Oleg Lugovoy | Xiang-Zhao Feng | Ji Gao | Ji-Feng Li | Qiang Liu | Fei Teng | Le-Le Zou

The paper summarizes results of the China Energy Modeling Forum's (CEMF) first study. Carbon emissions peaking scenarios, consistent with China's Paris commitment, have been simulated with seven national...

A cautionary note on decadal sea level pressure predictions from GCMs

March 2018
Stefan Liess | Peter K. Snyder | Arjun Kumar | Vipin Kumar

A comparison of sea level pressure (SLP) trends in a subset of seven Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) phase 5 general circulation models (GCM), namely decadal simulations with CCSM4, CanCM4,...

Climate change projections for the Middle East–North Africa domain with COSMO-CLM at different spatial resolutions

March 2018
Edoardo Bucchignani | Paola Mercogliano | Hans-Jürgen Panitz | Myriam Montesarchio

In this study, projected changes in the future climate conditions for the Middle East–North Africa domain over the 21st century have been investigated. Two simulations with the COSMO-CLM model have...

Future temperature changes over the critical Belt and Road region based on CMIP5 models

March 2018
Tian-Yun Dong | Wen-Jie Dong | Yan Guo | Jie-Ming Chou | Shi-Li Yang | Di Tian | Dong-Dong Yan

Based on data of 22 models from the Coupled Model Inter-comparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5), the performance of climate simulation is assessed and future changes under RCP2.6, RCP4.5 and RCP8.5 are projected...

Analysis on energy demand and CO2 emissions in China following the Energy Production and Consumption Revolution Strategy and China Dream target

March 2018
Ji-Feng Li | Zhong-Yu Ma | Ya-Xiong Zhang | Zhi-Chao Wen

A quantitative model was applied to analyze the energy demand and CO2 emissions in China following the Energy Production and Consumption Revolution Strategy (2016–2030) and long-term economic and social...

Vulnerability assessment: A comparison of three different city sizes in the coastal area of Central Java, Indonesia

December 2017
Wiwandari Handayani | Iwan Rudiarto | Jawoto Sih Setyono | Uchendu Eugene Chigbu | Annisa Mu'awanah Sukmawati

Considering the importance of connecting urbanization phenomena and vulnerability assessments, this paper aims to explore vulnerability assessment in three different city sizes in the northern coast...

Changes in classified precipitation in the urban, suburban, and mountain areas of Beijing

December 2017
Yu-Feng Yuan | Pan-Mao Zhai | Jian Li | Yang Chen

In this paper, based on hourly precipitation observations in 1977–2013 in the Beijing area, China, hourly precipitation in summer (June‒August) is classified into three categories: light (below the...

Comparison of climate projections between driving CSIRO-Mk3.6.0 and downscaling simulation of RegCM4.4 over China

December 2017
Dong-Feng Zhang | Zhen-Yu Han | Ying Shi

A 151-year (1950–2100) dynamical downscaling simulation over East Asia is conducted by using the Regional Climate Model RegCM4.4 at 25 km grid spacing, which is nested within CSIRO-Mk3.6.0. Climate...

Influence of climate change and human activity on water resources in arid region of Northwest China: An overview

December 2017
Yu-Jie Wang | Da-He Qin

This study reviews the latest progress in research on climate change and water resources in the arid region of Northwest China, analyzes the cause of water resource changes within the region from the...

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