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Giovanni publications from the latter half of 2015

Final compilation counts 231 papers in peer-reviewed journals using Giovanni

Giovanni publications from the latter half of 2015

This huge dust storm over the Middle East, shown in a March 18, 2012 MODIS image, is the subject of a 2015 paper that utilized MODIS data available in Giovanni.

Giovanni publications from the latter half of 2015


At the end of 2015, when all the journal publications on research that had used the Geospatial Interactive Online Visualization ANd aNalysis Infrastructure (Giovanni) had been counted, the total of 231 was higher than that of any previous year. This indicator of increasing usage of the system by the scientific community is a credit to the efforts of the Giovanni development team and scientific staff at the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC).

Articles on research using Giovanni appeared in many different scientific journals, including Environmental Science and Pollution Research; Izvestiya, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics; Climate Dynamics; Molecular Ecology; PLoS ONE; Polar Record; and the Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management. Giovanni was also referenced in the book, Icebergs: Their Science and Links to Global Change, by Dr. Grant Bigg of the University of Sheffield, published by Cambridge University Press. 

Below are short summaries of five papers from the most recent update, followed by the list of the new publications, with links to the abstracts of each paper. The actual availability of the papers depends on institutional subscriptions to the journals. Libraries, particularly in academia and government, are likely to have subscriptions to many of these journals, allowing readers to download the full version of the publications. In some cases, only a PDF version of a preprint, a pre-publication draft, or an “in press” version of an accepted paper is available at this time. [Some papers noted as "in press" below may be in print at this time; the "in press" designation was found when the paper(s) first appeared online.]


►          Landslides are an ever-present danger in mountainous regions. In fact, one of the images in the 2nd Class of the Giovanni Image Hall of Fame is from a paper about the Kedarnath landslide disaster in the Himalyan foothills of India. Writing in the journal, Landslides, Ari Posner and Konstantine Georgakakos described a system using soil moisture data and near-real-time precipitation data to predict landslides in El Salvador. (Posner, A.J. and Georgakakos, K.P. (2015) Soil moisture and precipitation thresholds for real-time landslide prediction in El Salvador, Landslides, available online 16 August 2015, doi:10.1007/s10346-015-0618-x.)


►        Another global concern is the proper utilization of fisheries resources. Lumban-Gaol et al., in the European Journal of Remote Sensing, described how sea surface height was related to the bigeye tuna fishery in the eastern Indian Ocean. Data from Giovanni were utilized to evaluate factors affecting the tuna catch. (Lumban-Gaol, J., Leben, R.R., Vignudelli, S., Mahapatra, K., Okada, Y., Nababan, B., Mei-Ling, M., and Amir, K. (2015) Variability of satellite-derived sea surface height anomaly, and its relationship with bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) catch in the Eastern Indian Ocean, European Journal of Remote Sensing, 48, 465-477, doi:10.5721/EuJRS20154826.)


►          In PLoS One, Radina Soebiyanto and her co-authors described research appropriate for winter, evaluating the connection between weather and influenza in several European cities. (Soebiyanto, R.P., Gross, D., Jorgensen, P., Buda, S., Bromberg, M., Kaufman, Z., Prosenc, K., Socan, M., Alonso, T.V., Widdowson, M-A., and Kiang, R.K. (2015) Associations between meteorological parameters and influenza activity in Berlin (Germany), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Castile and León (Spain) and Israeli districts, PLoS ONE 10(8): e0134701, 21 pp., doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0134701.)


►          In the journal Atmosphere, Uwe Feister, Nathalie Cabrol, and Donat Häder examined how light scattering by cloud particles affects solar ultraviolet (UV) irradiance intensity. While cloud modification factors (CMFs) can influence solar energy generation, they can also increase the damage to organisms from UV radiation. This research was performed for areas of the high Andes Mountains. (Feister, U., Cabrol, N., and Häder, D. (2015) UV irradiance enhancements by scattering of solar radiation from clouds, Atmosphere, 6, 1211-1228; doi:10.3390/atmos6081211.)


►           The image accompanying this article shows part of a massive dust storm that spread from Saudi Arabia to neighboring countries of the Middle East in late March 2012. This dust storm was the subject of the paper by Basha et al. in Remote Sensing of Environment,Investigation of aerosol optical, physical, and radiative characteristics of a severe dust storm observed over UAE.”  A NASA Earth Observatory article about this dust storm, Dust over Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf, has a larger version of this image. 


List of papers (by month in which they were first available to the public):


July 2015
Bilbao, J., Román, R., Yousif, C., Mateos, D., and de Miguel, A. (2015) UV and global irradiance measurements and analysis during the Marsaxlokk (Malta) campaign. Advances in Science and Research, 12, 147–155, doi:10.5194/asr-12-147-2015.
Chang, W., Liao, H., Xin, J., Li, Z., Li, D., and Zhang, X. (2015) Uncertainties in anthropogenic aerosol concentrations and direct radiative forcing induced by emission inventories in eastern China. Atmospheric Research, 166, 129-140, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2015.06.021.
Das, S.K., Chatterjee, A., Ghosh, S.K., and Raha, S. (2015) An integrated campaign for investigation of winter-time continental haze over Indo-Gangetic Basin and its radiative effects. Science of The Total Environment, 533, 370-382, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.06.085.
Ghosh, D., Sarkar, U., and De, S. (2015) Analysis of ambient formaldehyde in the eastern region of India along Indo-Gangetic Plain. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, doi:10.1007/s11356-015-5029-y.
Kaskaoutis, D.G., Rashki, A., Francois, P., Dumka, U.C., Houssos, E.E., and Legrand, M. (2015) Meteorological regimes modulating dust outbreaks in southwest Asia: The role of pressure anomaly and Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone on the 1–3 July 2014 case. Aeolian Research, 18, 83-97, doi:10.1016/j.aeolia.2015.06.006.
Kishcha, P., da Silva, A., Starobinets, B., Long, C., Kalashnikova, O., and Alpert, P. (2015) Saharan dust as a causal factor of hemispheric asymmetry in aerosols and cloud cover over the tropical Atlantic Ocean. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 36:13, 3423-3445, doi:10.1080/01431161.2015.1060646.
Koçak, M., Mihalopoulos, N., Tutsak, E., Theodosi, C., Zarmpas, P., and Kalegeri, P. (2015)  PM10 and PM2.5 composition over the Central Black Sea: origin and seasonal variability. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, doi:10.1007/s11356-015-4928-2.
Kolusu, S.R., Marsham, J.H., Mulcahy, J., Johnson, B., Dunning, C., Bush, M., and Spracklen, D.V. (2015) Impacts of Amazonia biomass burning aerosols assessed from short-range weather forecasts. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics  Discussions, 15, 18883–18919, doi:10.5194/acpd-15-18883-2015.
Kruse, S., Pakhomov, E.A., Hunt, B.P.V., Chikaraishi, Y., Ogawa, N.O., and Bathmann, U. (2015) Uncovering the trophic relationship between Themisto gaudichaudii and Salpa thompsoni in the Antarctic Polar Frontal Zone. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 529, 63-74, doi:10.3354/meps11288.
Kudela, R.M., Lucas, A.J., Hayashi, K., Howard, M., and McLaughlin, K. (2015) Death from below: Investigation of inhibitory factors in bloom development during a wastewater effluent diversion. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, in press, 14 pages, doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2015.07.021.
Kumar, V., and Kumari, B. (2015) Mathematical modelling of the seasonal variability of plankton and forage fish in the Gulf of Kachchh. Ecological Modelling, 313, 237-250, doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.06.040.
Letscher, R.T., Knapp, A.N., James, A.K., Carlson, C.A., Santoro, A.E., and Hansell, D.A. (2015) Microbial community composition and nitrogen availability influence DOC remineralization in the South Pacific Gyre. Marine Chemistry, available online 2 July 2015, doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2015.06.024.
Prakash, S., Mitra, A.K., Rajagopal, E.N., and Pai, D.S. (2015) Assessment of TRMM-based TMPA-3B42 and GSMaP precipitation products over India for the peak southwest monsoon season. International Journal of Climatology, doi:10.1002/joc.4446.
Ramachandran, S., Kedia, S., and Sheel, V. (2015) Spatiotemporal characteristics of aerosols in India: Observations and model simulations. Atmospheric Environment, 116, 225-244, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.06.015.
Rodriguez, S., Cuevas, E., Prospero, J.M., Alastuey, A., Querol, X., López-Solano, J., García, M.I., and Alonso-Pérez, S. (2015) Modulation of Saharan dust export by the North African dipole. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 7471–7486, doi:10.5194/acp-15-7471-2015.
Roy, R., and Anil, A.C. (2015) Complex interplay of physical forcing and Prochlorococcus population in ocean. Progress in Oceanography, 137, Part A, 250-260, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2015.06.010.
Werner, T., Buchholz, C., and Buchholz, F. (2015) Life in the sea of plenty: Seasonal and regional comparison of physiological performance of Euphausia hanseni in the northern Benguela upwelling system. Journal of Sea Research, doi:10.1016/j.seares.2015.06.018, 10 pages.
Wolanin, A., Rozanov, V.V., Dinter, T., Noël, S., Vountas, M., Burrows, J.P., and Bracher, A. (2015) Global retrieval of marine and terrestrial chlorophyll fluorescence at its red peak using hyperspectral top of atmosphere radiance measurements: Feasibility study and first results. Remote Sensing of Environment, 166, 243-261, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2015.05.018.
Xu, H., Cheng, T., Gu, X., Yu, T., Xie, D., and Zheng, F. (2015) Spatiotemporal variability in dust observed over the Sinkiang and Inner Mongolia regions of Northern China. Atmospheric Pollution Research, 6, 562‐571, doi: 10.5094/APR.2015.063.
Zhu, Y., Rosenfeld, D., Yu, X., and Li, X. (2015) Separating aerosol microphysical effects and satellite measurement artifacts of the relationships between warm rain onset height and aerosol optical depth. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 120, doi:10.1002/2015JD023547.
August 2015
Adesina, A.J., Kumar, K.R., and Sivakumar, V. (2015) Aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions over major cities in South Africa: Impact on regional environment and climate change. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, accepted manuscript, doi:10.4209/aaqr.2015.03.0185.
Ageyeva, V.Yu., Gruzdev, A.N., Elokhov, A.S., and Grishaev, M.V. (2015) Winter–spring anomalies in the stratospheric content of NO2 from ground-based measurement results. Izvestiya, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics, 51(4), 397-404, doi:10.1134/S0001433815020024.
Bhati, S., and Mohan, M. (2015) WRF model evaluation for the urban heat island assessment under varying land use/land cover and reference site conditions. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, available online 8 August 2015, doi:10.1007/s00704-015-1589-5.
Cheng, M., Jiang, H., Guo, Z., Zhang, X. and Chen, J. (2015) Correlation between the spatio-temporal distributions of aerosols, sulphur dioxide, and formaldehyde using MODIS and SCIAMACHY satellite data for China. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 36:15, 3961-3978, doi:10.1080/01431161.2015.1070317.
Farahat, A., El-Askary, H., and Al-Shaibani, A. (2015) Study of aerosols’ characteristics and dynamics over the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia using a multisensor approach combined with ground observations. Advances in Meteorology, Special Issue "Remote Sensing and Modeling of Atmospheric Dust and Studying Its Impact on Environment, Weather, and Climate", Article ID 247531, 12 pages, doi:10.1155/2015/247531
Flamant, C., Chaboureau, J.-P., Chazette, P., Di Girolamo, P., Bourrianne, T., Totems, J., and Cacciani, M. (2015) The radiative impact of desert dust on orographic rain in the Cevennes–Vivarais area: a case study from HyMeX. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 15, 22451–22492, doi:10.5194/acpd-15-22451-2015.
Giri, R.K., Prakash, S., and Rani, P. (2015) Plume generated by oil depot fire and associated AOD changes. Material Science Research India, 8(2), 257-263.
Khan, I.A., Ghazal, L., Arsalan, M.H., Siddiqui, M.F., and Kazmi, J.H. (2015)  Assessing spatial and temporal variability in phytoplankton concentration through chlorophyll-a satellite data: a case study of Northern Arabian sea. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 47(2), 797-805.
Kumar, P., Ojha, S.P., Singh, R., Kishtawal, C.M., and Pal, P.K. (2015) Performance of weather research and forecasting model with variable horizontal resolution. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, available online 21 August 2015, doi:10.1007/s00704-015-1607-7, 9 pages.
Mazzuco, C.A., Christofoletti, R.A., Pineda, J., Starczak, V.R., and Ciotti, A.M. (2015) Temporal variation in intertidal community recruitment and its relationships to physical forcings, chlorophyll-a concentration and sea surface temperature. Marine Biology, 162(9), 1705-1725, doi:10.1007/s00227-015-2689-6.
Middey, A., and Jaiswal, N. (2015) Future trend assessment of Regional Climate Variability screening past 20 years meteorological status. International Journal of Advanced Scientific and Technical Research, 5(4), 16 pages.
Oosthuizen, W.C., Bester, M.N., Altwegg, R., McIntyre, T., and Nico de Bruyn, P.J. (2015) Decomposing the variance in southern elephant seal weaning mass: partitioning environmental signals and maternal effects. Ecosphere 6(8), doi: 10.1890/ES14-00508.1, 22 pages.
Posner, A.J., and Georgakakos, K.P. (2015) Soil moisture and precipitation thresholds for real-time landslide prediction in El Salvador. Landslides, available online 16 August 2015, doi:10.1007/s10346-015-0618-x.
Rafiq, L., Blaschke, T., and Tajbar, S. (2015) Arabian Sea cyclone: Structure analysis using satellite data. Advances in Space Research, in press, 13 pages, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2015.07.039.
Shaban, A., and Houhou, R. (2015) Drought or humidity oscillations? The case of coastal zone of Lebanon. Journal of Hydrology, available online 21 August 2015, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.08.010, 8 pages.
Zhang, X., Zhou, Q., Chen, W., Wang, Y., and Tong, D.Q. (2015) Observation and modeling of black soil wind-blown erosion from cropland in Northeastern China. Aeolian Research, available online 14 August 2015, doi:10.1016/j.aeolia.2015.07.009.
September 2015
About Giovanni
Clifford, D., Alegre, R., Bennett, V., Blower, J., DeLuca, C., Kershaw, P., Lynnes, C., Mattmann, C., Phipps, R., and I. Rozum, 2015: Capturing and sharing our collective expertise on climate data: the CHARMe project. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00189.1, in press
Using Giovanni
Emetere, M.E., and Akinyemi, M.L. (2015) Weather effect on photovoltaic module adaptation in coastal areas. International Journal of Renewable Energy Research, 5(3), 5 pages.
Fountoukis, C., Megaritis, A., Skyllakou, K., Charalampidis, P.E., Denier Van Der Gon, H.A.C., Crippa, M., Prévôt, A.S.H., Freutel, F., Wiedensohler, A., Pilinis, C., and Pandis, S.N. (2015) Simulating the formation of carbonaceous aerosol in a European Megacity (Paris) during the MEGAPOLI summer and winter campaign. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 15, 25547–25582, doi:10.5194/acpd-15-25547-2015.
Kluger, L.C., Taylor, M.H., Mendo, J., Tam, J., and Wolff, M. (2015)  Carrying capacity simulations as a tool for ecosystem-based management of a scallop aquaculture system. Ecological Modelling, Available online 20 September 2015, doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.09.002.
Langone, L., Conese, I., Miserocchi, S., Boldrin, A., Bonaldo, D., Carniel, S., Chiggiato, J., Turchetto, M., Borghini, M., and Tesi, T. (2015) Dynamics of particles along the western margin of the Southern Adriatic: Processes involved in transferring particulate matter to the deep basin. Marine Geology, available online 9 September, 16 pages, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2015.09.004.
Leitao, F. (2015) Time series analyses reveal environmental and fisheries controls on Atlantic horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus) catch rates. Continental Shelf Research, Available online 24 September, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2015.08.026.
Prakash, S., Mitra, A.K., AghaKouchak, A., and Pai, D.S. (2015) Error characterization of TRMM Multisatellite Precipitation Analysis (TMPA-3B42) products over India for different seasons. Journal of Hydrology, 11 pages, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.08.062, in press.
Prakash, S., Mitra, A.K., Momin, I.M., Gairola, R.M., Pai, D.S., Rajagopal, E.N., and Basu, S. (2015) A review of recent evaluations of TRMM Multisatellite Precipitation Analysis (TMPA) research products against ground-based observations over Indian land and oceanic regions.  MAUSAM 66, 355-366.
Singh, C., Thomas, L., and Kumar, K.K. (2015) Impact of aerosols and cloud parameters on Indian summer monsoon rain at intraseasonal scale: a diagnostic study. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, available online 18 September, doi:10.1007/s00704-015-1640-6, 12 pages.
Soebiyanto, R.P., Gross, D., Jorgensen, P., Buda, S., Bromberg, M., Kaufman, Z., Prosenc, K., Socan, M., Alonso, T.V., Widdowson, M-A., and Kiang, R.K.  (2015) Associations between meteorological parameters and influenza activity in Berlin (Germany), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Castile and León (Spain) and Israeli districts. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0134701, 21 pages, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0134701.
Wang, P., Cao, J., Tie, X., Wang, G., Li, G., Hu, T., Wu, Y., Xu, Y., Xu, G., Zhao, Y., Ding, W., Liu, H., Huang, R., and Zhan, C. (2015) Impact of meteorological parameters and gaseous pollutants on PM2.5 and PM10 mass concentrations during 2010 in Xi’an, China. doi:10.4209/aaqr.2015.05.0380, in press.
October 2015
Basha, G., Phanikumar, D.V., Kumar, N., Ouarda, T.B.M.J., and Marpua, P.R. (2015) Investigation of aerosol optical, physical, and radiative characteristics of a severe dust storm observed over UAE. Remote Sensing of Environment, 169, 404–417, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2015.08.033.
Bhardwaj, P., Naja, M., Kumar, R., and Chandola, H.C. (2015) Seasonal, interannual, and long-term variabilities in biomass burning activity over South Asia. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22, doi:10.1007/s11356-015-5629-6, first online October 27, 2015.
Chevuturi, A., Dimri, A.P., Das, S., Kumar, A., and Niyogi, D. (2015) Numerical simulation of an intense precipitation event over Rudraprayag in the central Himalayas during 13–14 September 2012. Journal of Earth System Science, 124(7), 1545-1561.
Crippa, P., Sullivan, R.C., Thota, A., and Pryor, S.C. (2015) How skillfully can we simulate drivers of aerosol direct climate forcing at the regional scale? Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 15, 27311–27355, doi:10.5194/acpd-15-27311-2015.
Dias, I.M., Cúrdia, J., Cunha, M.R., Santos, M.N., and Carvalho, S. (2015) Temporal variability in epifaunal assemblages associated with temperate gorgonian gardens. Marine Environmental Research, available online 19 October 2015,  doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2015.10.006.
Fan, P., Chen, J., and John, R. (2015) Urbanization and environmental change during the economic transition on the Mongolian Plateau: Hohhot and Ulaanbaatar. Environmental Research, Available online October 9, doi:10.1016/j.envres.2015.09.020.
Füllenbach, C.S., Schöne, B.R., and Mertz-Kraus, R. (2015) Strontium/lithium ratio in aragonitic shells of Cerastoderma edule (Bivalvia) — A new potential temperature proxy for brackish environments. Chemical Geology, 417, 341-355, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.10.030.
Lamchin, M., Lee, J.-Y., Lee, W.-Y., Lee, E.J., Kim, M., Lim, C.-H., Choi, H.-A., and Kim, S.-R. (2015) Assessment of land cover change and desertification using remote sensing technology in a local region of Mongolia. Advances in Space Research, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2015.10.006, available online October 14, 2015, 14 pages.
Paz-García, D., Hellberg, M., García-de-León, F.J., and Balart, E.F. (2015) Switch between morphospecies of Pocillopora corals. The American Naturalist, 186(3), 434–440. doi:10.1086/682363.
Reymond, C., Zihrul, K.-S., Halfar, J., Riegl, B., Humphreys, A., and Westphal, H. (2015) Heterozoan carbonates from the equatorial rocky reefs of the Galápagos Archipelago. Sedimentology, accepted article, doi: 10.1111/sed.12244.
Shekhar, M.S., Pattanayak, S., Mohanty, U.C., Paul, S., and Sravana Kumar, M. (2015) A study on the heavy rainfall event around Kedarnath area (Uttarakhand) on 16 June 2013. Journal of Earth System Science, 124(7), 1531–1544, doi: 10.1007/s12040-015-0621-6.
Tarakanov, A.O. and Borisova, A.V. (2015) Sea surface temperature simulation and forecast. International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems. doi:10.1080/17445760.2015.1102909.
Tariq, S., ul-Haq, Z., and Ali, M. (2015) Analysis of optical and physical properties of aerosols during crop residue burning event of October 2010 over Lahore, Pakistan. Atmospheric Pollution Research, Available online 12 October 2015, doi:10.1016/j.apr.2015.05.002.
ul-Haq, Z., Rana, A.D., Ali, M., Mahmood, K., Tariq, S., and Qayyum, Z. (2015) Carbon monoxide (CO) emissions and its tropospheric variability over Pakistan using satellite sensed data. Advances in Space Research, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2015.04.026, in press, 14 pages.
Vögler, R., Arreguín-Sánchez, F., Lercari, D., del Monte-Luna, P., and Calliari, D. (2015) The effects of long-term climate variability on the trophodynamics of an estuarine ecosystem in southern South America. Ecological Modelling, 317, 83-92, doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.09.006.
November 2015
Agilan, V., and Umamahesh, N. (2012) Evaluation of satellite-based near-real time precipitation estimation over urban area. International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology, 4 pages.
Agirbas, E., Feyzioglu, A.M., Aytan, U., Valente, A., and Yildiz, I. (2015) Are trends in SST, surface chlorophyll-a, primary production and wind stress similar or different over the decadal scale in the south-eastern Black Sea?  Cahiers de Biologie Marine, 56, 329-336.
Arfan Ali, Md., Assiri, M., Shahid, S., and Dambul, R. (2015) MODIS Dark Target and Deep Blue aerosol optical depth validation over Bangladesh. Malaysian Journal of Society and Space, 11, 74-83.
Arola, A., Schuster, G.L., Pitkänen, M.R.A., Dubovik, O., Kokkola, H., Lindfors, A.V., Mielonen, T., Raatikainen, T., Romakkaniemi, S., Tripathi, S.N., and Lihavainen, H. (2015) Direct radiative effect by brown carbon over the Indo-Gangetic Plain. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 12731–12740, doi:10.5194/acp-15-12731-2015.
Axson, J.L., Shen, H., Bondy, A.L., Landry, C.C., Welz, J., Creamean, J.M., and Ault, A.P. (2015) Transported mineral dust deposition case study at a hydrologically sensitive mountain site: size and composition shifts in ambient aerosol and snowpack. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, in press, doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2015.05.0346.
Buchholz, R.R., Paton–Walsh, C., Griffith, D.W.T., Kubistin, D., Caldow, C., Fisher, J.A., Deutscher, N.M., Kettlewell, G., Riggenbach, M., Macatangay, R., Krummel, P.B., Langenfelds, R.L. (2015) Source and meteorological influences on air quality (CO, CH4 & CO2) at a Southern Hemisphere urban site. Atmospheric Environment, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.11.041.
Druyan, L., and Fulakeza, M. (2015) Downscaling GISS ModelE boreal summer climate over Africa. Climate Dynamics, available online November 11, 2015, 17 pages, doi:10.1007/s00382-015-2880-y.
Eberle, J., Urban, M., Homolka, A., Hüttich, C., and Schmullius, C. (2015) Novel Methods for Monitoring and Managing Land and Water Resources in Siberia.  In Springer Water (series), Lothar Mueller, Askhad K. Sheudshen, and Frank Eulenstein, Eds., 471-487, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-24409-9_20.
Fischer, G., Romero, O., Merkel, U., Donner, B., Iversen, M., Nowald, N., Ratmeyer, V., Ruhland, G., Klann, M., and Wefer, G. (2015) Deep ocean mass fluxes in the coastal upwelling oMauritania from 1988 to 2012: variability on seasonal to decadal timescales. Biogeosciences Discussions, 12, 17643–17692, doi:10.5194/bgd-12-17643-2015.
Ghafourian, H., Nejad, S.H.S., and Khanghah, A.N. (2014) Evaluation of remote sensing data for estimation of precipitation. Journal of Middle East Applied Science and Technology, 13(4), Supplementary Part IV, 946-951, first available online November 2015.
Hamunyela, E., Verbesselt, J., and Herold, M. (2015) Using spatial context to improve early detection of deforestation from Landsat time series. Remote Sensing of Environment, 172, 126-138, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2015.11.006.
Khodayar, S., Fosser, G., Berthou, S., Davolio, S., Drobinski, P., Ducrocq, V., Ferretti, R., Nuret, M., Pichelli, E., Richard, E. and Bock, O. (2015) A seamless weather-climate multi-model intercomparison on the representation of a high impact weather event in the Western Mediterranean: HyMeX IOP12. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, accepted, doi:10.1002/qj.2700.
Konovalov, I.B., Berezin, E.V., Ciais, P., Broquet, G., Beekmann, M., Hadji-Lazaro, J., Clerbaux, C., Andreae, M.O., Kaiser, J.W., and Schulze, E.-D. (2014) Constraining CO2 emissions from open biomass burning by satellite observations of co-emitted species: a method and its application to wildfires in Siberia.  Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14, 10383–10410, doi:10.5194/acp-14-10383-2014, first available in 2015.
Kumar, N., Middey, A., and Rao, P. (2015) Prediction of remotely sensed cloud related parameters over an inland urban city of India: a neuro-computing approach. Annals of GIS, doi:10.1080/19475683.2015.1114522. 
Lumban-Gaol, J., Leben, R.R., Vignudelli, S., Mahapatra, K., Okada, Y., Nababan, B., Mei-Ling, M., and Amir, K.  (2015) Variability of satellite-derived sea surface height anomaly, and its relationship with bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) catch in the Eastern Indian Ocean. European Journal of Remote Sensing, 48, 465-477, doi:10.5721/EuJRS20154826.
Metzger, S., Steil, B., Abdelkader, M., Klingmüller, K., Xu, L., Penner, J.E., Fountoukiss, C., Nenes, A., and Lelieveld, J. (2015) Aerosol water parameterization: a single parameter framework.  Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 15, 33493–33553, doi:10.5194/acpd-15-33493-2015.
Saenz-Agudela, P., DiBattista, J.D., Piatek, M.J., Gaither, M.R., Harrison, H.B., Nanninga, G.B., and Berumen, M.L. (2015) Seascape genetics along environmental gradients in the Arabian Peninsula: insights from ddRAD sequencing of anemone fishes. Molecular Ecology, available online November 2015, doi:10.1111/mec.1347.
Scroxton, N., Gagan, M.K., Dunbar, G.B., Ayliffe, L.K., Hantoro, W.S., Shen, C.-C., Hellstrom, J.C., Zhao, J-x. Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L., Sun, H., and Rifai, H. (2015) Natural attrition and growth frequency variations of stalagmites in southwest Sulawesi over the past 530,000 years. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, available online 27 October 2015, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.10.030.
Tran, D.V., Gabric, A., and Cropp, R. (2015) Interannual variability in chlorophyll-a on the southern Queensland continental shelf and its relationship to ENSO. Journal of Sea Research, 106, 27-38, doi:10.1016/j.seares.2015.09.007.
Unnikrishnan, C.K., Rajeevan, M., and Rao, S.V.B. (2015) A study on the role of land-atmosphere coupling on the south Asian monsoon climate variability using a regional climate model. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 16 pages, available online 25 November 2015, doi:10.1007/s00704-015-1680-y.
Wang, S.-H., Hung, W.-T., Chang, S.-C., and Yen, M.-C. (2015) Transport characteristics of Chinese haze over Northern Taiwan in winter, 2005-2014. Atmospheric Environment, Available online 24 November 2015, ISSN 1352-2310, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.11.043.
December 2015
Konovalov, I.B., Beekman, M., Berezini, E.V., Petetin, H., Mielonen, T., Kuznetsova, I.N., and Andreae, M. (2015) The role of semi-volatile organic compounds in the mesoscale evolution of biomass burning aerosol: a modelling case study of the 2010 mega-fire event in Russia. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 13269–13297, doi:10.5194/acp-15-13269-2015
Béhagle, N., Cotté, C., Ryan, T.E., Gauthier, O., Roudaut, G., Brehmer, P., Josse, E., and Cherel, Y. (2015) Acoustic micronektonic distribution is structured by macroscale oceanographic processes across 20–50°S latitudes in the South-Western Indian Ocean. Deep-Sea Research Part I, accepted, available online December 2015, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2015.12.007.
Bigg, G.R. (2015) Icebergs: Their Science and Links to Global Change. Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-1-107-06709-7, 250 pages.
Crosbie, E., Wang, Z., Sorooshian, A., Chuang, P., Craven, J., Coggon, M., Brunke, M., Zeng, H., Jonsson, H., Woods, R., Flagan, R., and Seinfeld, J. (2015)  Stratocumulus cloud clearings and notable thermodynamic and aerosol contrasts across the clear-cloudy interface. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-15-0137.1, in press.
Dwivedi, R., Priyaja, P., Rafeeq, M., and Sudhakar, M. (2015) MODIS-Aqua detects Noctiluca scintillans and hotspots in the central Arabian Sea. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 188(50), published online December 2015, doi:10.1007/s10661-015-5041-1.
Fountoulakis, I., Bais, A.F., Fragkos, K., Meleti, C., Tourpali, K., and Zempila, M.M. (2015) Short- and long-term variability of spectral solar UV irradiance at Thessaloniki, Greece: effects of changes in aerosols, total ozone and clouds. Atmospheric Chemistry Physics Discussions, 15, 35753–35785, doi:10.5194/acpd-15-35753-2015.
Ginzburg, A.I., Bulycheva, E.V., Kostianoy, A.G., and Solovyov, D.M. (2015) Vortex dynamics in the southeastern Baltic Sea from satellite radar data. Marine Physics, 55(6), 805-813, doi:10.1134/S0001437015060065.
Gucu, A.C., Inanmaz, O.E., Ok, M., and Sakinan, S. (2015) Recent changes in the spawning grounds of Black Sea anchovy, Engraulis encrasicolus. Fisheries Oceanography, 25(1), available online December 22, 2015, 18 pages, doi:10.1111/fog.12135.
Kaskaoutis, D.G., Houssos, E.E., Rashki, A., Francois, P., Legrand, M., Goto, D., Bartzokas, A., Kambezidis, H.D., and Takemura, T. (2015) The Caspian Sea–Hindu Kush Index (CasHKI): A regulatory factor for dust activity over southwest Asia. Global and Planetary Change, 137, 10-23, available online December 22, 2015, doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2015.12.011.
Kumar, S., Siingh, D., Singh, R.P., and Singh A.K. (2015) The influence of meteorological parameters and atmospheric pollutants on lightning, rainfall, and normalized difference vegetation index in the Indo-Gangetic Plain. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 37(1), 53-77, available online December 17, 2015, doi:10.1080/01431161.2015.1117680.
Landry, M.R., de Verneil, A., Goes, J.I., and Moffett, J. (2015) Plankton dynamics and biogeochemical fluxes in the Costa Rica Dome: introduction to the CRD Flux and Zinc Experiments. Journal of Plankton Research, available online December 17, 2015, doi:10.1093/plankt/fbv103.
Lough, J.M., Cantin, N.E., Benthuysen, J.A., and Cooper, T.F. (2015) Environmental drivers of growth in massive Porites corals over 16 degrees of latitude along Australia's northwest shelf. Limnology and Oceanography, doi:10.1002/lno.10244, 17 pages.
Omotosho, T.V., Emetere, M.E., and Arase, O.S. (2015) Mathematical projections of air pollutants effects over Niger Delta Region using remotely sensed satellite data. International Journal of Applied Environmental Sciences, 10(2), 6651-664.
Qu, W., Wang, J., Zhang, X., Sheng, L., and Wang, W. (2015) Opposite seasonality of the aerosol optical depth and the surface particulate matter concentration over the north China Plain. Atmospheric Environment, 127, 90-99, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.11.061.
Robitzch, V.S.N., Lozano-Cortés, D., Kandler, N.M., Salas, E., and Berumen, M.L. (2015) Productivity and sea surface temperature are correlated with the pelagic larval duration of damselfishes in the Red Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin, in press, doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.11.045.
Sagar, N., Hetzinger, S., Pfeiffer, M., and Ahmad, S.M. (2015) High-resolution Sr/Ca ratios in a Porites lutea coral from Lakshadweep Archipelago, southeast Arabian Sea: An example from a region experiencing steady rise in the reef temperature. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, accepted, doi:10.1002/2015JC010821.
Tapia, O., Escudero, M., Lozano, Á., Anzano, J., and Mantilla, E. (2015) New classification scheme for ozone monitoring stations based on frequency distribution of hourly data. Science of The Total Environment, 544, 1-9, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.11.081.
Vincent, J., Laurent, B., Losno, R., Bon Nguyen, E., Roullet, P., Sauvage, S., Chevaillier, S., Coddeville, P., Ouboulmane, N., di Sarra, A.G., Tovar-Sánchez, A., Sferlazzo, D., Massanet, A., Triquet, S., Morales Baquero, R., Fornier, M., Coursier, C., Desboeufs, K., Dulac, F., and Bergametti, G. (2015) Variability of mineral dust deposition in the western Mediterranean basin and South-East of France. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 15, 34673–34717, doi:10.5194/acpd-15-34673-2015.
Zhu, C.-S., Cao, J.-J., Xu, B.-Q., Huang, R.-J., Wang, P., Ho, K.-F., Shen, Z.-X., Liu, S.-X., Han, Y.-M., Tie, X.-X., Zhao, Z.-Z., and Chen, L.-W.A. (2015) Black carbon aerosols at Mt. Muztagh Ata, a high-altitude location in the western Tibetan Plateau. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, in press, 12 pages, doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2015.04.0255.
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Bailleul, F., Vacquie-Garcia, J., and Guinet, C.  (2015) Dissolved oxygen sensor in animal-borne instruments: an innovation for monitoring the health of oceans and investigating the functioning of marine ecosystems. PLoS ONE, 10(7), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0132681.
Bushair, M.T., Prakash, S., Patel, S., and Gairola, R.M. (2015) Assessment of Kalpana-1 rainfall product over Indian meteorological sub-divisions during the summer monsoon season. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 1-10, doi:10.1007/s12524-015-0465-1.
Chen, H.-W., Liu, C.-T., Matsuno, T., Ichikawa, K., Fukudome, K., Yang, Y., Doong, D.-J., and Tsai, W.-L. (2015) Temporal variations of volume transport through the Taiwan Strait, as identified by three-year measurements. Continental Shelf Research, 114, 41–53, available online December 28, 2015, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2015.12.010.
Comin, A.N., Miglietta, M.M., Rizza, U., Acevedo, O.C., and Degrazia, G.A. (2015) Investigation of sea-breeze convergence in Salento Peninsula (southeastern Italy). Atmospheric Research, 160, 68–79, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2015.03.010.
Crickenberger, S., Walther, K., Marchant, S., Marko, P.B., and Moran, A.L. (2015) Population-dependent acclimatization capacity of thermal tolerance in larvae of the rocky-shore barnacle Pollicipes elegans. Invertebrate Biology 134(4), 291–302, doi:10.1111/ivb.12104.
Cuevas, E., Camino, C., Benedetti, A., Basart, S., Terradellas, E., Baldasano, J.M., Morcrette, J.J., Marticorena, B., Goloub, P., Mortier, A., Berjón, A., Hernández, Y., Gil-Ojeda, M., and Schulz, M. (2015) The MACC-II 2007–2008 reanalysis: atmospheric dust evaluation and characterization over northern Africa and the Middle East. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 3991–4024, doi:10.5194/acp-15-3991-2015.
Dai, T., Shi, G., and Nakajima, T. (2015) Analysis and evaluation of the global aerosol optical properties simulated by an online aerosol-coupled non-hydrostatic icosahedral atmospheric model. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 32(6), 743-758, doi:10.1007/s00376-014-4098-z.
Dixon, S.G. and Wilby, R.L. (2015) Forecasting reservoir inflows using remotely sensed precipitation estimates: a pilot study for the River Naryn, Kyrgyzstan. Hydrological Sciences Journal, doi:10.1080/02626667.2015.1006227.
Emetere, M.E., Uno, U.E., and Akinyemi, M.L. (2015) Modeling ground temperatures profile for future environmental investigations. Advanced Studies in Theoretical Physics, 9(10), 449 - 459, doi:10.12988/astp.2015.513.
Engström, E., Balfors, B., Mörtberg, U., Thunvik, R., Gaily, T., and Mangold, M. (2015) Prevalence of microbiological contaminants in groundwater sources and risk factor assessment in Juba, South Sudan. Science of The Total Environment, 515–516, 181-187, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.02.023.
Feister, U., Cabrol, N., and Häder, D. (2015) UV irradiance enhancements by scattering of solar radiation from clouds. Atmosphere, 6, 1211-1228, doi:10.3390/atmos6081211.
Gairola, R.M., Prakash, S., and Pal, P.K. (2015) Improved rainfall estimation over the Indian monsoon region by synergistic use of Kalpana-1 and rain gauge data. Atmósfera 28(1), 51-61, doi:10.1016/S0187-6236(15)72159-4.
Gebere, S.B., Alamirew, T., Merkel, B.J., and Melesse, A.M. (2015) Performance of high resolution satellite rainfall products over data scarce parts of eastern Ethiopia. Remote Sensing, 7, 11639-11663, doi:10.3390/rs70911639.
Gruneisen, M.T. Flanagan, M.B., Sickmiller, B.A., Black, J.P., Stoltenberg, K.E., and Duchane, A.W. (2015) Modeling daytime sky access for a satellite quantum key distribution downlink. Optics Express, 23, 23924-23934, doi: 10.1364/OE.23.023924.  
Hennicke, J.C., James, D.J., and Weimerskirch, H. (2015) Sex-specific habitat utilization and differential breeding investments in Christmas Island frigatebirds throughout the breeding cycle. PLoS ONE, 10(6), 15 pages, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129437.
Inamdar, A.K., and Guillevic, P.C. (2015) Net surface shortwave radiation from GOES imagery—product evaluation using ground-based measurements from SURFRAD. Remote Sensing, 7, 10788-10814, doi:10.3390/rs70810788.
Jeandron A., Saidi, J.M., Kapama, A., Burhole, M., Birembano, F., Vandevelde, T., Gasparrini, A., Armstrong, B., Cairncross, S., and Ensink, J.H.J.  (2015) Water supply interruptions and suspected cholera incidence: A time-series regression in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. PLoS Med 12(10), 16 pages, doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001893.
Jin, M.S., Li, Y., and Su, D. (2015) Urban-induced mechanisms for an extreme rainfall event in Beijing China: a satellite perspective. Climate, 3, 193-209, doi:10.3390/cli3010193.
Jury, M.R. (2015) Summer climate of Madagascar and monsoon pulsing of its vortex. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 13 pages, doi:10.1007/s00703-015-0401-5.
Kalyan, De.,  Sautya, S., Mote, S., Tsering, L., Patil, V., Nagesh, R., and Ingole, B.S. (2015) Is climate change triggering coral bleaching in tropical reef? Current Science, 109(8), 1379-1380.
Keller, S., Bartolino, V., Hidalgo M., Bitetto I., Casciaro, L., Cuccu, D., Esteban, A., Garcia, C., Garofalo, G., Josephides, M., Jadaud, A., Lefkaditou, E., Maiorano, P., Manfredi, C., Marceta, B., Massuti, E., Micallef, R., Peristeraki, P., Relini, G., Sartor, P., Spedicato, M.T., Tserpes, G., and Quetglas, A. (2015) Large-scale spatio-temporal patterns of Mediterranean cephalopod diversity. PLOS Biology, December 15, in press.
Khandelwal, D.D., Gupta, A.K., and Chauhan, V. (2015) Observations of rainfall in Garhwal Himalaya, India during 2008–2013 and its correlation with TRMM data. Current Science, 108(6), 1146-1151.
Liu, K., Chen, Q., and Sun, J. (2015) Modification of cumulus convection and planetary boundary layer schemes in the GRAPES global model. Journal of Meteorological Research, 29(5), 806-822, doi:10.1007/s13351-015-5043-5.
Lucas, M., Oliveira, P.T.S., Melo, D.C., and Wendland, E. (2015) Evaluation of remotely sensed data for estimating recharge to an outcrop zone of the Guarani Aquifer System (South America).  Hydrogeology Journal, 23(5), 961-969, doi:10.1007/s10040-015-1246-1.
Mahesh, P., Sujatha, P., Dutt, C.B.S., and Jose, S. (2015) Comparative study of the tropospheric ozone derived from satellite data using different interpolation techniques. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 36(9), 2409-2420, doi:10.1080/01431161.2015.1041621.
Mollmann Junior, R.A., da Silva Júnior, R.S., da Costa Coelho, S.M.S., and Medina, B.L. (2015) Study of Dispersion of carbon monoxide emitted by biomass burning in the Amazon on August 19, 2010 based on WRF-CHEM simulation and remote sensing. Ciência e Natura, Santa Maria, 37 Ed. Especial SIC, 144 – 152, doi:10.5902/2179460X16230.
Moreno-Madrinán, M.J., Rickman, D.L., Ogashawara, I., Irwin, D.E., Yee, J., and Al-Hamdan, M.Z. (2015) Using remote sensing to monitor the influence of river discharge on watershed outlets and adjacent coral Reefs: Magdalena River and Rosario Islands, Colombia. Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 38, 204-215, doi:10.1016/j.jag.2015.01.008.
Mutai, B.K., Muthama, J.N., Ng'ang'a, J.K., and Ngaina, J.N. (2015) Analysis of the temporal evolution of total column nitrogen dioxide and ozone over Nairobi, Kenya using daily OMI measurements. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management, 8(5), 530–540, doi:10.4314/ejesm.v8i5.6.
Polo, J. (2015) Solar global horizontal and direct normal irradiation maps in Spain derived from geostationary satellites. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 130-131, 81–88, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2015.05.015.
Steen-Larsen, H.C., Sveinbjörnsdottir, A.E., Jonsson, Th., Ritter, F., Bonne, J.-L., Masson-Delmotte, V., Sodemann, H., Blunier, T., Dahl-Jensen, D. and Vinther, B.M. (2015) Moisture sources and synoptic to seasonal variability of North Atlantic water vapor isotopic composition. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, 120, 5757–5774. doi:10.1002/2015JD023234.
Suprenand, P.M., Jones, D.L., and Torres, J.J. (2015) Distribution of gymnosomatous pteropods in western Antarctic Peninsula shelf waters: influences of Southern Ocean water masses. Polar Record, 51 (256), 58–71, doi:10.1017/S003224741300065X.
Tan, M.L., Ibrahim, A.L., Duan, Z., Cracknell, A.P., and Chaplot, V. (2015) Evaluation of six high-resolution satellite and ground-based precipitation products over Malaysia. Remote Sensing, 7, 1504-1528, doi:10.3390/rs70201504.
Tilburg C.E., Jordan L.M., Carlson A.E., Zeeman S.I., and Yund, P.O. (2015) The effects of precipitation, river discharge, land use and coastal circulation on water quality in coastal Maine. Royal Society Open Science, 2: 140429. doi:10.1098/rsos.140429.
 Várnai, T., and Marshak, A. (2015) Effect of cloud fraction on near-cloud aerosol behavior in the MODIS atmospheric correction ocean color product. Remote Sensing, 7, 5283-5299, doi:10.3390/rs70505283.
Vergados, P., Mannucci, A.J., Ao, C.O., Jiang, J.H., and Su, H. (2015) On the comparisons of tropical relative humidity in the lower and middle troposphere among COSMIC radio occultations and MERRA and ECMWF data sets. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 8, 1789–1797, doi:10.5194/amt-8-1789-2015.
Wang, T., Liu, G., Gao, L., Zhu, L., Fu, Q., and Li, D. (2015) Biological and nutrient responses to a typhoon in the Yangtze estuary and its adjacent sea. Journal of Coastal Research, in press, 10 pages, doi:10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-15-00006.1.
Wells, M.L., Trainer, V.L., Smayda, T.J., Karlson, B.S.O., Trick, C.G., Kudela, R.M., Ishikawa, A., Bernard, S., Wulff, A., Anderson, D.M., and Cochlan, W.P. (2015) Harmful algal blooms and climate change: Learning from the past and present to forecast the future. Harmful Algae, 49, 68-93, doi:10.1016/j.hal.2015.07.009.


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