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An assessment of the CMIP6 performance in simulating Arctic sea ice volume flux via Fram Strait

Numerical models serve as an essential tool to investigate the causes and effects of Arctic sea ice changes. Evaluating the simulation capabilities of the most recent CMIP6 models in sea ice volume...

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Hourly land surface temperature retrieval over the Tibetan Plateau using Geo-LightGBM framework: Fusion of Himawari-8 satellite, ERA5 and site observations

The Tibetan Plateau (TP) is highly sensitive to even minor fluctuations in land surface temperature (LST), which can result in permafrost melting and degradation of alpine grasslands, leading to serious...

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Substantial increase of heat-induced labor and economic loss in China under rapid economic and environmental temperature growth

Exposure to heat stress causes diminished work performance and leads to economic loss. In the last two decades, China has experienced both rapid economic development and environmental warming; however,...

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Intensified warming suppressed the snowmelt in the Tibetan Plateau

Understanding how hydrological factors interrelate is crucial when examining the impact of climate warming on snowmelt. However, these connections are often overlooked, leading to an unclear relationship...

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Disastrous effects of climate change on High Mountain Asia

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Sea-level change in coastal areas of China: Status in 2021

The sea level in coastal areas of China reached the second highest in 2021, just after that recorded in 2022. External force and dynamic analyses based on tide gauges, satellite observations, reanalysis...

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Disaster effects of climate change in High-Mountain Asia: State of art and scientific challenges

High-Mountain Asia (HMA) shows a remarkable warming tendency and divergent trend of regional precipitation with enhanced meteorological extremes. The rapid thawing of the HMA cryosphere may alter the...

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Snowpack variations and their hazardous effects under climate warming in the central Tianshan Mountains

Climate change alters snowpack evolution, which in turn influences the likelihood of snow avalanches and flood risks. The lack of systemic observational data on key snow characteristics in high mountains...

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Extreme precipitation detection ability of four high-resolution precipitation product datasets in hilly area: a case study in Nepal

Given Nepal's vulnerability to extreme precipitation (EP), it is imperative to conduct a comprehensive analysis to comprehend the historical trends of such events. However, acquiring precise precipitation...

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Will the 2022 compound heatwave–drought extreme over the Yangtze River Basin become Grey Rhino in the future?

The increasingly frequent and severe regional-scale compound heatwave‒drought extreme events (CHDEs), driven by global warming, present formidable challenges to ecosystems, residential livelihoods,...

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Sorely reducing emissions of non-methane short-lived climate forcers will worsen compound flood-heatwave extremes in the Northern Hemisphere

Non-methane short-lived climate forcer (SLCF) or near-term climate forcer (NTCF) emissions, as a significant driver of climate change, can be reduced to improve air quality. These reductions may contribute...

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Variations and future projections of glacial discharge of Urumqi River Headwaters, eastern Tien Shan (1980s–2017)

To address data scarcity on long-term glacial discharge and inadequacies in simulating and predicting hydrological processes in the Tien Shan, this study analysed the observed discharge at multiple...

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Could the EU carbon border adjustment mechanism promote climate mitigation? An economy-wide analysis

Due to concerns about carbon leakage and sectoral competitiveness, the European Union (EU) proposed implementing the carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM). The effectiveness and potential negative...

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Environmental factors controlling soil warming and wetting during 2000–2020 in permafrost and non-permafrost regions across the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau

The Qinghai–Tibet Plateau (QTP) has experienced rapid environmental changes, including climate warming and wetting, since the 1980s. These environmental changes significantly impact the shallow soil...

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Reliability ensemble averaging reduces surface wind speed projection uncertainties in the 21st century over China

Accurate prediction of future surface wind speed (SWS) changes is the basis of scientific planning for wind turbines. Most studies have projected SWS changes in the 21st century over China on the basis...

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Challenges and countermeasures for developing countries in addressing loss and damage caused by climate change

Loss and damage caused by extreme climate events have attracted increasing attention. The 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (hereinafter referred...

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Ensemble projections of climate and streamflow in a typical basin of semi-arid steppes in Mongolian Plateau of 2021–2100

The Kherlen River is the main water source for Hulun Lake, the largest lake in northern China. Due to reduced inflow from the Kherlen River, Hulun Lake experienced rapid shrinkage at the beginning of...

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Machine learning-based predictions of current and future susceptibility to retrogressive thaw slumps across the Northern Hemisphere

Retrogressive thaw slumps (RTSs) caused by the thawing of ground ice on permafrost slopes have dramatically increased and become a common permafrost hazard across the Northern Hemisphere during previous...

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Status and trends of carbon emissions research at the county level in China

This study provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges to achieving carbon neutrality at the county level in China and offers targeted recommendations, laying the groundwork for future specialized...

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Spatiotemporal variations in glacier area and surface velocity of the northern Antarctic Peninsula during 2018–2022

Ice sheet serves as a crucial indicator for assessing climate change. Mass loss in recent remote sensing-based studies indicated that the Antarctic Peninsula has rapid rates of glacier retreat and speed...

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Human influence on the duration of extreme temperature events in Asia's hotspot regions

Observations and models indicate that human activities exert a considerable impact on the frequency and intensity of extreme temperature events, which are associated with global warming. However, changes...

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Changes in global land surface frozen ground and freeze‒thaw processes during 1950–2020 based on ERA5-Land data

Frozen ground (FG) plays an important role in global and regional climates and environments through changes in land freeze‒thaw processes, which have been conducted mainly in different regions. However,...

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Projected changes in Köppen‒Trewartha climate zones under 1.5–4 °C global warming targets over mid-high latitudes of Northern Asia using an ensemble of RegCM4 simulations

Mid-high latitude Northern Asia is one of the most vulnerable and sensitive areas to global warming, but relatively less studied previously. We used an ensemble of a regional climate model (RegCM4)...

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Degradation of warm permafrost and talik formation on the Qinghai‒Tibet Plateau in 2006–2021

Permafrost is degrading globally, particularly those with low thermal stability on the Qinghai‒Tibet Plateau, owing to climate change. However, the inadequacy of direct research on permafrost degradation...

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How the enhanced East Asian summer monsoon regulates total gross primary production in eastern China

Recognizing the relationship between gross primary production (GPP) and precipitation in eastern China, the East Asian Summer Monsoon (EASM) plays a crucial role in shaping GPP. Despite confirmation...

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