Friday, April 29, 2011

New material posted on the NIPCC website

Extreme Precipitation Events in China’s Zhujiang River Basin (26 Apr 2011)

Over the period 1961-2007, when climate alarmists claim the earth warmed at a rate and to a level that was unprecedented over the past millennium or more, the precipitation projections of the IPCC for this part of the world within the context of unprecedented global warming have still not come to pass ... Read More
Improving the Quantification of Oceanic DMS and DMSP (26 Apr 2011)

Obtaining accurate budget measurements “is the first step toward gaining a better understanding of key issues related to the DMS ocean-air interaction and the effect of phytoplankton DMS production on climate change” ... Read More

Rapid Adaptation to Potential Effects of Climatic Change Via Natural Selection (26 Apr 2011)

One can learn a lot from a mosquito fish ... Read More

B. nana Plants in the Arctic Tundra (26 Apr 2011)

Results of a new study indicate that “warming profoundly alters nutrient cycling in tundra, and may facilitate the expansion of B. nana through the formation of mycorrhizal networks of larger size.” ... Read More

A 265-Year Reconstruction of Lake Erie Water Level (26 Apr 2011)

The highest lake levels in the reconstruction are found over the past few decades ... Read More

Using Statistical Models to Understand Earth’s Climate: The Intertropical Convergence Zone (26 Apr 2011)

When computer models are mentioned in the context of studying weather and climate, most people think of General Circulation Models being used to predict weather or project climate into the future. Modeling can also be used to examine the lifecycle of various phenomena in our present climate. In the study of Bain et al. (2011), a statistical model is used in order to identify an important feature in the Earth’s atmosphere, a phenomenon that is thought to be relatively well-known ... Read More

The Climatic Impacts of Precipitating Ice and Snow (27 Apr 2011)

Exclusion of precipitating ice from climate models used in AR4 “can result in underestimates of the reflective shortwave flux at the top of the atmosphere (TOA) and overestimates of the down-welling surface shortwave and emitted TOA longwave flux,” which magnitude of these potential errors “is on the order of the radiative heating changes associated with a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide” ... Read More

Elevated CO2 Mitigates Negative Drought Effects on Barley Plants (27 Apr 2011)

Leaf water potential in plants subjected to drought, but grown at elevated CO2, was less negative than in their ambient CO2 grown counterparts ... Read More

Greenhouse Production of Cucumbers (27 Apr 2011)

Total season-long yield of a cucumber crop was increased by 19% by an extra 100 ppm of CO2 supplied to it during daylight hours, while overall water use efficiency of the CO2-enriched plants based on the amount of water supplied to them was about 40% higher ... Read More

Two-and-a-Half Millennia of European Climate Variability and Societal Responses (27 Apr 2011)

A new analysis of the subject yields some interesting observations; but how these observations are interpreted is the most crucial thing of all ... Read More

Effects of Elevated CO2 on Crop Water Relations (27 Apr 2011)

Real-world crops in Europe have been shown to use water more efficiently in high-CO2 air, thus making the liquid treasure last longer and possibly countermanding the current need to irrigate in many areas ... Read More

Changes in Hot Days and Heat Waves in China: 1961-2007 (27 Apr 2011)

The frequency of HDs and HWs in China has large spatial as well as temporal variability, due possibly to changes in regional atmospheric flow patterns and also changes in local weather pattern like cloud cover, rain etc. Future changes in HD and HW in China and also elsewhere will most certainly depend upon many local and regional features (cloud cover, rain/no rain) and atmospheric flow patterns and NOT on ‘human-activity induced’ warming alone ... Read More

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