Science Highlights list

Here you can find the Science Highlights from the previous months:

2020

November

Bouhlassa, S., Bouhsane, N. (2020). Estimation Of Soil Losses By The Improved Tillage Homogenization Model And Rusle Model. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Science, XLIII-B3-2020, 961–967. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIII-B3-2020-961-2020

Bouhsane, N., Bouhlassa, S. (2018). Assessing Magnetic Susceptibility Profiles of Topsoils under Different Occupations. International Journal of Geophysics, vol. 2018, Article ID 9481405, 8 pages. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/9481405.

Dorheim, K., Link, R., Hartin, C., Kravitz, B., & Snyder, A. (2020). Calibrating simple climate models to individual Earth system models: Lessons learned from calibrating Hector. Earth and Space Science, 7, e2019EA000980. https://doi. org/10.1029/2019EA000980

October

Anoruo, C.M. (2020). Modelling and Analysis of Aerosol and Cloud-Precipitable Water Inter-Hemispheric Interactions of Aerosol-Satellite Data Using Ground Observation. Aerosol Science and Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41810-020-00078-y

Anoruo, C.M. (2020). Validation of OMI seasonal and spatio-temporal variations in aerosol-cloud interactions over Banizoumbou using AERONET data. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jastp.2020.105457

Nurdan Akakçe, Aysun Uğur Görgün, Ercüment Avşar (2020). A case study: the relationship between Rn in rainwater and earthquakes according to air masses. Environmental Earth Sciences, 79:460. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-020-09176-z

September

Ahmad, S., Hörmann, G., Zantout, N., & Schrautzer, J. (2020). Quantifying actual evapotranspiration in fen ecosystems: Implications of management and vegetation structure. Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecohyd.2020.04.001

Borges de Amorim, P., Silva de Souza, K.I., Chaffe, P.L.B. (2020). A web-based tool for synthesis assessments of the impacts of climate change on water resources. Environmental Modelling & Software 133,104848. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2020.104848

C.M., Anoruo (2020). Space and ground-based remote sensing comparison of seasonal interaction of aerosol-cloud-precipitable water. Atmospheric Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2020.117864

C.M., Anoruo (2020). Seasonal trend analysis of carbon dioxide across latitudes of Africa,Europe and Asia. Atmósfera. https://doi.org/10.20937/ATM.52824

Díaz, L. B., Saurral, R. I., & Vera, C. S. (2020). Assessment of South America summer rainfall climatology and trends in a set of global climate models large ensembles. International Journal of Climatology. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.6643

Eekhout, J.P.C., Boix-Fayos, C., Pérez Cutillas, P., de Vente, J. (2020). The impact of reservoir construction and changes in land use and climate on ecosystem services in a large Mediterranean catchment. Journal of Hydrology 590, 125208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2020.125208

Franke, S., Jansen, D., Binder, T., Dörr, N., Helm, V., Paden, J., Eisen, O. (2020). Bed topography and subglacial landforms in the onset region of the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream. Annals of Glaciology, 61(81), 143-153. https://doi.org/10.1017/aog.2020.12

Iacovone, M. F., Pántano, V. C., & Penalba, O. C. (2020). Consecutive dry and wet days over South America and their association with ENSO events, in CMIP5 simulations. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00704-020-03324-y

M. Adnan Abid, M. Ashfaq, F. Kucharski, K. J. Evans, M. Almazroui (2020). Tropical Indian Ocean Mediates ENSO Influence Over Central Southwest Asia Rainfall during the wet season. Geophysical Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL089308

Nangombe, S., Zhou, T., Zhang, L., & Zhang, W. (2020). Attribution Of The 2018 October–December Drought Over South Southern Africa. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 101(1), S135-S140. https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0179.1

Qingyue, W., Enyoh, C.E., Chowdhury, T., Chowdhury, M.A.H. (2020). Analytical techniques, occurrence and health effects of micro and nano plastics deposited in street dust. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1080/03067319.2020.1811262

Sánchez-Balseca, J. & Pérez-Foguet, A. (2020). Spatio-temporal air pollution modelling using a compositional approach. Heliyon, 6(9). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e04794

August

Awais, M., Hanif, M., Ishaq, M., Jan, I. U. (2020). An integrated approach to evaluate dolomite in the Eocene Chorgali Formation, Khair-e-Murat Range, Pakistan: Implications for Reservoir Geology. Journal of Himalayan Earth Sciences, 53(1). http://nceg.uop.edu.pk/gb-53(1)-2020.html

Awais, M., Hanif, M., Jan, I. U., Ishaq, M., Khan, M. Y. (2020). Eocene Carbonate Microfacies Distribution of the Chorgali Formation, Gali Jagir, Khair-e-Murat Range, Potwar Plateau-Pakistan: Approach of Reservoir Potential using Outcrop Analogue. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 13 (14). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-020-05377-9

Mindlin, J., Shepherd, T.G., Vera, C.S., Osman, M., Zappa, G., Lee, R. W., Hodges, K. I. (2020). Storyline description of Southern Hemisphere midlatitude circulation and precipitation response to greenhouse gas forcing. Clim Dyn 54, 4399–4421. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-020-05234-1

Romina C. Ruscica, Jan Polcher, M. Mercedes Salvia, Anna A. Sörensson, Maria Piles, Esteban G. Jobbágy & Haydee Karszenbaum (2020). Spatio-temporal soil drying in southeastern South America: the importance of effective sampling frequency and observational errors on drydown time scale estimates. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 41:20, 7958-7992. https://doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2020.1767825

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Tang, G.S., Li, X., Cao, J., Liu, S., Chen, G., Haijun, M., Zhang, X., Shi, S., Sun, J., Li, Y., and Calabia, A. (2020). APOD mission status and preliminary results. Sci. China Earth Sci., 63, 257-266. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11430-018-9362-6

July

Ahmad, S., Liu, H., Beyer, F., Kløve, B., & Lennartz, B. (2020). Spatial heterogeneity of soil properties in relation to microtopography in a non-tidal rewetted coastal mire. Mires & Peat, 26. 10.19189/MaP.2019.GDC.StA.1779

Calabia, A., Molina, I., and Jin, S.G. (2020). Soil Moisture Content from GNSS Reflectometry using Dielectric Permittivity from Fresnel Reflection Coefficients. Remote Sens., 12 (1), 122. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12010122

Khan, N., Ahmad, I., Ishaq, M., Jan, I. U., Khan, W. M., Awais, M. (2020). Reservoir potential evaluation of the Middle Paleocene Lockhart Limestone of the Kohat Sub-basin, Pakistan: Petrophysical Analyses. International Journal of Economic and Environmental Geology, 11 (1). https://doi.org/10.46660/ijeeg.vol11.iss1.1919

Olmo M., Bettolli ML., Rusticucci M. (2020). Atmospheric circulation influence on temperature and precipitation individual and compound daily extreme events: Spatial variability and trends over southern South America. Weather and Climate Extremes. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wace.2020.100267

Shah, M., Calabia, A., Tariq, M.A., Ahmed, J., Ahmed, A. (2020). Possible ionosphere and atmosphere precursory analysis related to Mw >6.0 earthquakes in Japan. Remote Sensing of Environment 239, 111620. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2019.111620

Sheikh, L., Lutfi, W., Zhao,Z., Awais, M. (2020). Geochronology, trace elements and Hf isotopic geochemistry of zircons from Swat orthogneisses, Northern Pakistan. Open Geosciences, 12 (1), 148-162. https://doi.org/10.1515/geo-2020-0109

Sudheesh, V., Gupta, G. V. M., Naqvi, S. W. A. (2020). Massive methane loss during seasonal hypoxia/anoxia in the nearshore waters of the southeastern Arabian Sea. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:324. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.00324

Sudheesh, V. (2020). Comments on the article “Spatio-temporal variations in sulfur-oxidizing and sulfate-reducing bacterial activities during upwelling, off south-west coast of India”. Oceanologia, 62 (3), 408-410. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceano.2019.12.003

Thandlam, V., T.V.S, U.B., Hasibur, R. et al. (2020). A sea-level monopole in the equatorial Indian Ocean. npj Clim Atmos Sci 3, 25. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41612-020-0127-z

June

Calabia, A., and Jin, S.G. (2020). New modes and mechanisms of long‐term ionospheric TEC variations from Global Ionosphere Maps. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 125, e2019JA027703. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JA027703

Calabia, A., Tang, G., and Jin, S.G. (2020). Assessment of new thermospheric mass density model using NRLMSISE-00 model, GRACE, Swarm-C, and APOD observations. J. Atmos. Solar Terrest. Phys, 199, 105207. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jastp.2020.105207

Calabia, A., and Jin, S.G. (2019). Solar-flux and asymmetric dependencies of GRACE-derived thermospheric neutral density disturbances due to geomagnetic and solar wind forcing. Ann. Geophys., 37(5), 989-1003. https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-37-989-2019

Edokossi, K., Calabia, A., and Jin, S.G., and Molina, I. (2020). GNSS-Reflectometry and Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture: A Review of Measurement Techniques, Methods, and Applications. Remote Sens., 12(4), 614. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12040614

Jiang, Z., Sharma, A., & Johnson, F. (2020). Refining Predictor Spectral Representation Using Wavelet Theory for Improved Natural System Modeling. Water Resources Research, 56(3), e2019WR026962. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019WR026962

Reboita, M.S., Reale, M., da Rocha, R.P. et al. (2020). Future changes in the wintertime cyclonic activity over the CORDEX-CORE southern hemisphere domains in a multi-model approach. Clim Dyn. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-020-05317-z

Reale, M., Giorgi, F., Solidoro, C., Di Biagio, V., Di Sante, F., Mariotti, L., Farneti R., Sannino G. (2020). The Regional Earth System Model RegCM‐ES: Evaluation of the Mediterranean climate and marine biogeochemistry. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems,12, e2019MS001812. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019MS001812

Rivera, J.A., Otero, F., Naranjo Tamayo, E. and Silva, M. (2020). Sixty Years of Hail Suppression Activities in Mendoza, Argentina: Uncertainties, Gaps in Knowledge and Future Perspectives. Frontiers in Environmental Science 8: 45. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2020.00045

Schrapffer, A., Sörensson, A., Polcher, J., Fita, L. (2020). Benefits of representing floodplains in a Land Surface Model: Pantanal simulated with ORCHIDEE CMIP6 version. Climate Dynamics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-020-05324-0

May

Prasath, R. A., Paul, A., & Singh, S. (2019). Earthquakes in the Garhwal Himalaya of the Central Seismic Gap: A Study of Historical and Present Seismicity and Their Implications to the Seismotectonics. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 176(11), 4661-4685. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00024-019-02239-8

Akam, Sajjad A., Richard B. Coffin, Hussain AN Abdulla, and Timothy W. Lyons. (2020). Dissolved Inorganic Carbon Pump in Methane-Charged Shallow Marine Sediments: State of the Art and New Model Perspectives. Frontiers in Marine Science, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.00206

A simplified representation of DIC cycling at diffusion-controlled marine settings.

April

Chaudhary, N., Westermann, S., Lamba, S., Shurpali, N., Sannel, A.B.K., Schurgers, G., Miller, P.A. and Smith, B. (2020), Modelling past and future peatland carbon dynamics across the pan‐Arctic, Glob Change Biol. Accepted Author Manuscript. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15099

Sánchez-Balseca, J. and Pérez-Foguet, A.  (2020). Modelling hourly spatio-temporal PM2.5 concentration in wildfire scenarios using dynamic linear models, Atmospheric Research, 242, 104999. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2020.104999

Holanda, B. A., Pöhlker, M. L., Walter, D., Saturno, J., Sörgel, M., Ditas, J., Ditas, F., Schulz, C., Franco, M. A., Wang, Q., Donth, T., Artaxo, P., Barbosa, H. M. J., Borrmann, S., Braga, R., Brito, J., Cheng, Y., Dollner, M., Kaiser, J. W., Klimach, T., Knote, C., Krüger, O. O., Fütterer, D., Lavrič, J. V., Ma, N., Machado, L. A. T., Ming, J., Morais, F. G., Paulsen, H., Sauer, D., Schlager, H., Schneider, J., Su, H., Weinzierl, B., Walser, A., Wendisch, M., Ziereis, H., Zöger, M., Pöschl, U., Andreae, M. O., and Pöhlker, C.(2020). Influx of African biomass burning aerosol during the Amazonian dry season through layered transatlantic transport of black carbon-rich smoke. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 4757–4785. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-4757-2020

March

Muhammad, S. and Thapa, A.  (2020). An improved Terra–Aqua MODIS snow cover and Randolph Glacier Inventory 6.0 combined product (MOYDGL06*) for high-mountain Asia between 2002 and 2018. Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 345–356. https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-345-2020.

Jain, S., Scaife, A.A., Dunstone, N., Smith, D., & Mishra, S.K. (2020). Current chance of unprecedented monsoon rainfall over India using dynamical ensemble simulations. Environmental Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab7b98

Pradhan, H.K., Voelker, C., Bracher, A., Losa, S & Nerger, L. 2020. Global Assimilation of Ocean‐Color Data of Phytoplankton Functional Types: Impact of Different Data Sets. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JC015586

Arshad, A., Ashraf, M., R-Siti-Sundari, Wajid, M., Qamar, H. and Hasan, M. 2020. Vulnerability Assessment of Urban Expansion and Modelling Green Spaces to Build Heat Waves Risk Resiliency in Karachi. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Volume 46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101468

Balogun, A.L., Marks, D., Sharma, R., Shekhar, H., Balmes, C., Maheng, D., Arshad, A., Salehi, P. 2020. Assessing the potentials of digitalization as a tool for climate change adaptation and sustainable development in urban centres. Sustainable Cities and Society, Vol. 53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2019.101888

Ribeiro, R. R. R., Sulaiman, S. N., Bonatti, M., Sieber, S., & Lana, M. A. 2020. Perception of Natural Hazards in Rural Areas: A Case Study Examination of the Influence of Seasonal Weather. Sustainability, 12(6), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12062251

February

Bolaño-Ortiz, T. R., Pascual-Flores, R. M., López-Noreña, A. I., Ruggeri, M. F., Lakkis, S. G., Fernández, R. P., & Puliafito, S. E. (2019). Assessment of absorbing aerosols on austral spring snow albedo reduction by several basins in the Central Andes of Chile from daily satellite observations (2000–2016) and a case study with the WRF-Chem model. SN Applied Sciences, 1(11), 1352. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-019-1256-z

Puliafito, S. E., Bolaño-Ortiz, T.R., Berná, L., & Pascual Flores, R. (2020). High resolution inventory of atmospheric emissions from livestock production, agriculture, and biomass burning sectors of Argentina. Atmospheric Environment, 223, 117248. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.ATMOSENV.2019.117248

Puliafito, S. E., Bolaño-Ortiz, T. R., Berná Peña, L. L., & Pascual-Flores, R. M. (2020). Dataset supporting the estimation and analysis of high spatial resolution inventories of atmospheric emissions from several sectors in Argentina. Data in Brief, 29, 105281. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.DIB.2020.105281

Samanta, D., Rajagopalan, B., Karnauskas, K. B., Zhang, L., & Goodkin, N. F. (2020). La Niña’s diminishing fingerprint on the Central Indian summer monsoon. Geophysical Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL086237

January

Muhammad, S., Tian, L., & Khan, A. (2019). Early twenty-first century glacier mass losses in the Indus Basin constrained by density assumptions. Journal of Hydrology, 574, 467-475. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.04.057 

Ehsan, M.A., Nicolì, D., Kucharski, F. et al. (2020). Atlantic Ocean influence on Middle East summer surface air temperature. NPJ Clim Atmos Sci 3, 5. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41612-020-0109-1

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