CMCC Newsletter 03/2013
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Negative emissions: a special issue of Climatic Change

Are the technologies for CO2 revmoval an effective solution for mitigationa strategies? Some answers in the special issue edited by M. Tavoni (CMCC) e R. Socolow (Princeton) […]

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“Journalists, what does it mean to be objective when you cover climate science?”

Science, politics and the role of the media in an interview to Naomi Oreskes, co-author of the book "Merchants of Doubt". From Climate Science and Policy, the digital magazine edited by CMCC […]


Climate Sciences: the convergence of traditional disciplines in something new

Antonio Navarra introduces the Italian Society for Climate Sciences (SISC) and the First Annual Conference to be held in Lecce, September 23-24, 2013. Watch the video. […]


Green growth and knowledge as power

Carlo Carraro interviewed at the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Second Annual Conference. Watch the video […]


Europe must adapt to face a changing climate

Information for policy makers across Europe to support adaptation planning and implementation. The latest report by the European Environment Agency […]


Integrating Climate into Action at the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA)

An initiative of four EU research projects which covered the broad range of issues related to climate change adaptation […]

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Climate change and adaptation: the case of Nigerian agriculture

Published in the CMCC series Research Papers, this article offers an economic assessment of climate change impacts on the four major crop families characterizing Nigerian agriculture, covering more than 80% of agricultural value added. […]

Macroeconomic Impacts of the EU 30% GHG Mitigation Target

The reduction of GHG emissions is one of the most important policy objectives worldwide.
Nonetheless, concrete and effective measures to reduce them are hardly implemented. One of the main reasons for this deadlock is the fear that unilateral actions will reduce a country’s competitiveness […]

Information Sharing Networks in Linear Quadratic Games

Authors study the bilateral exchange of information in the context of linear quadratic games. An information structure is here represented by a non directed network, whose nodes are agents and whose links represent sharing agreements. […]

Post-processing methods for COSMO-CLM precipitation over Italy

To produce regional climate scenarios, traditionally, the statistical downscaling has been considered as an alternative to dynamical downscaling. However, the use of the two kinds of downscaling approaches together consents, at least to some extent, to combine their advantages. […]

Papers recently published in refereed journal

The full list of publications by CMCC researchers in JCR reviews, proceedings of national and international conferences, scientific books is available here

Ulbrich U., Leckebusch G. C. , Grieger  J., Schuster M., Akperov M., Bardin  M. Y. , Feng Y., Gulev S., Inatsu  M., Keay  K., Kew  S. F. , Liberato  M. L. R. , Lionello P., Mokhov  I. I. , Neu N., Pinto  J. G., Raible  C. C. , Reale  M., Rudeva  I., Simmonds  I., Tilinina  N. D. , Trigo I. F. , Ulbrich  S., Wang  X. L. , Wernli  L.
Are Greenhouse Gas Signals of Northern Hemisphere winter extra-tropical cyclone activity dependent on the identification and tracking algorithm?, 2013, Meteorologische Zeitschrift, Volume 22, Number 1, pp. 61-68(8).

Neu N., Akperov M. G. , Bellenbaum  N., Benestad  R., Blender  R., Caballero R., Cocozza A., Dacre H. F. , Feng Y., Fraedrich K., Grieger  J., Gulev S., Hanley J., Hewson  T., Inatsu  M., Keay  K., Kew  S. F. , Kindem  I., Leckebusch G. C. , Liberato  M. L. R. , Lionello P., Mokhov  I. I. , Pinto  J. G. , Raible  C. C. , Reale  M., Rudeva  I., Schuster M., Simmonds  I., Sinclair  M., Sprenger  M., Tilinina  N. D. , Trigo I. F. , Ulbrich  S., Ulbrich U., Wang  X. L. , Wernli  L.
IMILAST – a community effort to intercompare extratropical cyclone detection and tracking algorithms: assessing method-related uncertainties, 2013, Bull. Am. Met. Soc., Volume 94, Issue 4, pp. 529–547.

Pohlmann H., Smith D. M. , Balmaseda M., Keenlyside N., Masina S., Matei D., Müller W. A. , Rogel  P.
Predictability of the mid-latitude Atlantic meridional overturning circulation in a multi-model system, 2013, Climate Dynamics.

Vichi M., Navarra A., Fogli P. G.
Adjustment of the natural ocean carbon cycle to negative emission rates, 2013, Climatic Change, Volume 118, Issue 1, pp 105-118.

Santoro F., Tonino M., Torresan S., Critto A., Marcomini A.
Involve to improve: A participatory approach for a Decision Support System for coastal climate change impacts assessment. The North Adriatic case, 2013, Ocean & Coastal Management, Volume 78, pages 101-111 (in press).

Metzger M. J. , Bunce R. G. H. , Jongman R. H. G. , Sayre  R., Trabucco A., Zomer R.
A high-resolution bioclimate map of the world: a unifying framework for global biodiversity research and monitoring, 2013, Global Ecology and Biogeography, 22: 630–638.

Storto A., Masina S., Dobricic S.
Ensemble spread-based assessment of observation impact: Application to a global ocean analysis system, 2013, Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc.

Cagnazzo C., Manzini E., Fogli P. G. , Vichi M., Davini P.
Role of Stratospheric Dynamics in the Ozone-Carbon connection in the Southern Hemisphere, 2013, Climate Dynamics.

Mattia G., Zavatarelli M., Vichi M., Oddo P.
The Eastern Mediterranean Sea biogeochemical dynamics in the 90′s: A numerical study, 2013, Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans.

Dobricic S.
An application of sequential variational method without tangent linear and adjoint model integrations, 2013, Mon. Wea. Rev., Volume 141, Issue 1, pp. 307-323.

Cherchi A., Navarra A.
Influence of ENSO and of the Indian Ocean Dipole on the Indian summer monsoon variability, 2013, Climate Dynamics.