Communications Earth & Environment

(The TQCC of Communications Earth & Environment is 9. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-10-01 to 2023-10-01.)
The Arctic has warmed nearly four times faster than the globe since 1979333
Connections of climate change and variability to large and extreme forest fires in southeast Australia262
Perceived global increase in algal blooms is attributable to intensified monitoring and emerging bloom impacts157
Dynamic ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet driven by sustained glacier retreat128
The 2019/20 Australian wildfires generated a persistent smoke-charged vortex rising up to 35 km altitude126
Airborne microplastic particles detected in the remote marine atmosphere100
Contribution of climatic changes in mean and variability to monthly temperature and precipitation extremes90
Future availability of non-renewable metal resources and the influence of environmental, social, and governance conflicts on metal production89
Extraordinary human energy consumption and resultant geological impacts beginning around 1950 CE initiated the proposed Anthropocene Epoch85
Country-based rate of emissions reductions should increase by 80% beyond nationally determined contributions to meet the 2 °C target84
Return to rapid ice loss in Greenland and record loss in 2019 detected by the GRACE-FO satellites79
Projected increases in western US forest fire despite growing fuel constraints77
Cleaner burning aviation fuels can reduce contrail cloudiness73
More meteorological events that drive compound coastal flooding are projected under climate change60
Environmental and microbial controls on microbial necromass recycling, an important precursor for soil carbon stabilization55
Microplastics distribution in the Eurasian Arctic is affected by Atlantic waters and Siberian rivers54
Successful ecosystem-based management of Antarctic krill should address uncertainties in krill recruitment, behaviour and ecological adaptation53
Stratospheric drivers of extreme events at the Earth’s surface53
Rice paddy soils are a quantitatively important carbon store according to a global synthesis53
Increasing ENSO–rainfall variability due to changes in future tropical temperature–rainfall relationship49
An extremeness threshold determines the regional response of floods to changes in rainfall extremes48
Stop blaming the climate for disasters47
Surface rupture and shallow fault reactivation during the 2019 Mw 4.9 Le Teil earthquake, France46
Accelerating land cover change in West Africa over four decades as population pressure increased43
Changes in the Gulf Stream preceded rapid warming of the Northwest Atlantic Shelf43
Global patterns of nitrate isotope composition in rivers and adjacent aquifers reveal reactive nitrogen cascading42
An integrated approach to quantifying uncertainties in the remaining carbon budget41
Success of coastal wetlands restoration is driven by sediment availability41
Hadal trenches are dynamic hotspots for early diagenesis in the deep sea41
The global carbon sink potential of terrestrial vegetation can be increased substantially by optimal land management38
Deforestation and climate change are projected to increase heat stress risk in the Brazilian Amazon38
Provinces with transitions in industrial structure and energy mix performed best in climate change mitigation in China37
Southward migration of the Southern Hemisphere westerly winds corresponds with warming climate over centennial timescales37
Distinct influences of large-scale circulation and regional feedbacks in two exceptional 2019 European heatwaves36
Training machine learning models on climate model output yields skillful interpretable seasonal precipitation forecasts36
Increase in sea level variability with ocean warming associated with the nonlinear thermal expansion of seawater35
Past megadroughts in central Europe were longer, more severe and less warm than modern droughts35
Ice dynamics will remain a primary driver of Greenland ice sheet mass loss over the next century35
Acceleration of ocean warming, salinification, deoxygenation and acidification in the surface subtropical North Atlantic Ocean34
Protected-area targets could be undermined by climate change-driven shifts in ecoregions and biomes34
Intense atmospheric rivers can weaken ice shelf stability at the Antarctic Peninsula33
Temporary nature-based carbon removal can lower peak warming in a well-below 2 °C scenario33
Carboxyl-richness controls organic carbon preservation during coprecipitation with iron (oxyhydr)oxides in the natural environment31
Extended life cycle assessment reveals the spatially-explicit water scarcity footprint of a lithium-ion battery storage30
Advanced analysis of satellite data reveals ground deformation precursors to the Brumadinho Tailings Dam collapse30
Northern hemisphere cold air outbreaks are more likely to be severe during weak polar vortex conditions29
The vulnerability of lakes to climate change along an altitudinal gradient29
The unexpected radiative impact of the Hunga Tonga eruption of 15th January 202229
Mineral-enriched biochar delivers enhanced nutrient recovery and carbon dioxide removal28
Atmospheric convection, dynamics and topography shape the scaling pattern of hourly rainfall extremes with temperature globally28
Microplastics and nanoplastics barely enhance contaminant mobility in agricultural soils28
Global urban growth between 1870 and 2100 from integrated high resolution mapped data and urban dynamic modeling28
Extent of impact of deep-sea nodule mining midwater plumes is influenced by sediment loading, turbulence and thresholds27
Transformation of abundant magnesium silicate minerals for enhanced CO2 sequestration27
Reductions in the deposition of sulfur and selenium to agricultural soils pose risk of future nutrient deficiencies27
Assessing seafood nutritional diversity together with climate impacts informs more comprehensive dietary advice27
Extreme precipitation in the tropics is closely associated with long-lived convective systems27
Chemical transport models often underestimate inorganic aerosol acidity in remote regions of the atmosphere27
Complex rupture dynamics on an immature fault during the 2020 Mw 6.8 Elazığ earthquake, Turkey27
The other side of sea level change26
Near-complete loss of fire-resistant primary tropical forest cover in Sumatra and Kalimantan26
Rock glaciers throughout the French Alps accelerated and destabilised since 1990 as air temperatures increased26
Increased extreme precipitation challenges nitrogen load management to the Gulf of Mexico26
Relocating croplands could drastically reduce the environmental impacts of global food production25
El Niño/Southern Oscillation response to low-latitude volcanic eruptions depends on ocean pre-conditions and eruption timing25
Surface warming in global cities is substantially more rapid than in rural background areas25
Future changes in the frequency of temperature extremes may be underestimated in tropical and subtropical regions24
Towards a business case for CO2 mineralisation in the cement industry24
An emission pathway classification reflecting the Paris Agreement climate objectives24
Earthquake doublet in Turkey and Syria23
Environmentally persistent free radicals are ubiquitous in wildfire charcoals and remain stable for years23
Accounting for tropical cyclones more than doubles the global population exposed to low-probability coastal flooding23
Rupture of wet mantle wedge by self-promoting carbonation23
Record high solar irradiance in Western Europe during first COVID-19 lockdown largely due to unusual weather23
Reduced methane recovery at high pressure due to methane trapping in shale nanopores23
Closure of the Proterozoic Mozambique Ocean was instigated by a late Tonian plate reorganization event22
Exceptional ground motion during the shallow Mw 4.9 2019 Le Teil earthquake, France22
Transport and coarsening of gold nanoparticles in an orogenic deposit by dissolution–reprecipitation and Ostwald ripening22
A shift in the ocean circulation has warmed the subpolar North Atlantic Ocean since 201621
Projections of salt intrusion in a mega-delta under climatic and anthropogenic stressors21
Climate warming amplified the 2020 record-breaking heatwave in the Antarctic Peninsula21
Ocean warming and acidification uncouple calcification from calcifier biomass which accelerates coral reef decline21
Modern arsenotrophic microbial mats provide an analogue for life in the anoxic Archean21
Natural variability is a large source of uncertainty in future projections of hypoxia in the Baltic Sea21
Amazon methane budget derived from multi-year airborne observations highlights regional variations in emissions21
Volatile metal emissions from volcanic degassing and lava–seawater interactions at Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai’i20
Arctic open-water periods are projected to lengthen dramatically by 210020
A case for transparent net-zero carbon targets20
Rewetting strategies to reduce nitrous oxide emissions from European peatlands20
The season for large fires in Southern California is projected to lengthen in a changing climate20
Trans-lithospheric diapirism explains the presence of ultra-high pressure rocks in the European Variscides20
Ryder Glacier in northwest Greenland is shielded from warm Atlantic water by a bathymetric sill20
Soil texture and environmental conditions influence the biogeochemical responses of soils to drought and flooding19
Interannual oxygen isotope variability in Indian summer monsoon precipitation reflects changes in moisture sources19
Poirierite, a dense metastable polymorph of magnesium iron silicate in shocked meteorites19
Weak orogenic lithosphere guides the pattern of plume-triggered supercontinent break-up19
A framework for quantifying hydrologic effects of soil structure across scales18
Global perturbation of stratospheric water and aerosol burden by Hunga eruption18
Surprising chiral composition changes over the Amazon rainforest with height, time and season18
Single extreme storm sequence can offset decades of shoreline retreat projected to result from sea-level rise18
Hydroclimate changes in eastern Africa over the past 200,000 years may have influenced early human dispersal18
Sustainability of emerging energy and transportation technologies is impacted by the coexistence of minerals in nature18
Responsibility of major emitters for country-level warming and extreme hot years18
A severe landslide event in the Alpine foreland under possible future climate and land-use changes18
Reduced resilience of terrestrial ecosystems locally is not reflected on a global scale18
The mining industry as a net beneficiary of a global tax on carbon emissions18
Effects of natural and experimental drought on soil fungi and biogeochemistry in an Amazon rain forest17
Ecoenzymatic stoichiometry reveals widespread soil phosphorus limitation to microbial metabolism across Chinese forests17
Absolute seasonal temperature estimates from clumped isotopes in bivalve shells suggest warm and variable greenhouse climate17
Active microbial sulfate reduction in fluids of serpentinizing peridotites of the continental subsurface17
Current extinction rate in European freshwater gastropods greatly exceeds that of the late Cretaceous mass extinction17
Arsenic mobilization by anaerobic iron-dependent methane oxidation17
Projections of northern hemisphere extratropical climate underestimate internal variability and associated uncertainty17
Variability in historical emissions trends suggests a need for a wide range of global scenarios and regional analyses17
Vegetation and microbes interact to preserve carbon in many wooded peatlands17
Sedimentation strategies provide effective but limited mitigation of relative sea-level rise in the Mekong delta17
Distinct response of gross primary productivity in five terrestrial biomes to precipitation variability17
Perturbations in stratospheric aerosol evolution due to the water-rich plume of the 2022 Hunga-Tonga eruption17
Decision support systems halve fungicide use compared to calendar-based strategies without increasing disease risk16
Accelerated sea ice loss in the Wandel Sea points to a change in the Arctic’s Last Ice Area16
The Toba supervolcano eruption caused severe tropical stratospheric ozone depletion16
Large-scale variation in seismic anisotropy in the crust and upper mantle beneath Anatolia, Turkey16
Horizontal circulation across density surfaces contributes substantially to the long-term mean northern Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation16
Exceptional warmth and climate instability occurred in the European Alps during the Last Interglacial period16
Seismic evidence for a thermochemical mantle plume underplating the lithosphere of the Ontong Java Plateau16
Runup of landslide-generated tsunamis controlled by paleogeography and sea-level change16
Inspiration, inoculation, and introductions are all critical to successful mentorship for undergraduate women pursuing geoscience careers15
The largest plagiogranite on Earth formed by re-melting of juvenile proto-continental crust15
Ice viscosity is more sensitive to stress than commonly assumed15
Airborne geophysical surveys of the lower Mississippi Valley demonstrate system-scale mapping of subsurface architecture15
An increase in food production in Europe could dramatically affect farmland biodiversity15
Legacies of Indigenous land use shaped past wildfire regimes in the Basin-Plateau Region, USA15
Future Antarctic snow accumulation trend is dominated by atmospheric synoptic-scale events15
Process-oriented analysis of aircraft soot-cirrus interactions constrains the climate impact of aviation15
Fracture dolomite as an archive of continental palaeo-environmental conditions15
Direct measurements of atomic oxygen in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere using terahertz heterodyne spectroscopy15
Magmatic flare-up causes crustal thickening at the transition from subduction to continental collision15
Biological nitrous oxide consumption in oxygenated waters of the high latitude Atlantic Ocean14
Strategic Forest Reserves can protect biodiversity in the western United States and mitigate climate change14
Ubiquitous karst hydrological control on speleothem oxygen isotope variability in a global study14
The stop-start control of seismicity by fault bends along the Main Himalayan Thrust14
Arctic riparian shrub expansion indicates a shift from streams gaining water to those that lose flow14
Arrival and magnetization of carbonaceous chondrites in the asteroid belt before 4562 million years ago14
Diverse climate actors show limited coordination in a large-scale text analysis of strategy documents14
The influence of emissions scenarios on future Antarctic ice loss is unlikely to emerge this century14
Dominant role of vertical air flows in the unprecedented warming on the Antarctic Peninsula in February 202014
Summertime low clouds mediate the impact of the large-scale circulation on Arctic sea ice14
Japanese carbon emissions patterns shifted following the 2008 financial crisis and the 2011 Tohoku earthquake14
The rebirth and evolution of Bezymianny volcano, Kamchatka after the 1956 sector collapse14
Large diatom bloom off the Antarctic Peninsula during cool conditions associated with the 2015/2016 El Niño13
Continuous borehole optical televiewing reveals variable englacial debris concentrations at Khumbu Glacier, Nepal13
Non-growing season carbon emissions in a northern peatland are projected to increase under global warming13
Geothermal energy as a means to decarbonize the energy mix of megacities13
RETRACTED ARTICLE: Formation of giant iron oxide-copper-gold deposits by superimposed, episodic hydrothermal pulses13
Photoacclimation by phytoplankton determines the distribution of global subsurface chlorophyll maxima in the ocean13
Manure amendment can reduce rice yield loss under extreme temperatures13
Interactions between snow cover and evaporation lead to higher sensitivity of streamflow to temperature13
Permafrost degradation increases risk and large future costs of infrastructure on the Third Pole13
An anomalous warm-season trans-Pacific atmospheric river linked to the 2021 western North America heatwave13
Volcanic climate impacts can act as ultimate and proximate causes of Chinese dynastic collapse13
Skilful prediction of cod stocks in the North and Barents Sea a decade in advance13
Country-level conditions like prosperity, democracy, and regulatory culture predict individual climate change belief13
The conterminous United States are projected to become more prone to flash floods in a high-end emissions scenario13
Neogene hyperaridity in Arabia drove the directions of mammalian dispersal between Africa and Eurasia13
Onset and termination of Heinrich Stadial 4 and the underlying climate dynamics13
Ground vibrations recorded by fiber-optic cables reveal traffic response to COVID-19 lockdown measures in Pasadena, California13
ENSO diversity shows robust decadal variations that must be captured for accurate future projections13
Direct measurements reveal instabilities and turbulence within large amplitude internal solitary waves beneath the ocean13
Conservation agriculture increases the soil resilience and cotton yield stability in climate extremes of the southeast US13
Fractional crystallization causes the iron isotope contrast between mid-ocean ridge basalts and abyssal peridotites13
Winter seal-based observations reveal glacial meltwater surfacing in the southeastern Amundsen Sea12
Massive earthquake swarm driven by magmatic intrusion at the Bransfield Strait, Antarctica12
Bacteria-plant interactions synergistically enhance biodegradation of diesel fuel hydrocarbons12
Nuclear Niño response observed in simulations of nuclear war scenarios12
Conjugate faulting and structural complexity on the young fault system associated with the 2000 Tottori earthquake12
Elastic deformation plays a non-negligible role in Greenland’s outlet glacier flow12
Recycled calcium carbonate is an efficient oxidation agent under deep upper mantle conditions12
Summer and winter precipitation in East Asia scale with global warming at different rates12
Observation-based selection of climate models projects Arctic ice-free summers around 203512
Southern Ocean convection amplified past Antarctic warming and atmospheric CO2 rise during Heinrich Stadial 412
Dust arriving in the Amazon basin over the past 7,500 years came from diverse sources12
A chemical threshold controls nanocrystallization and degassing behaviour in basalt magmas12
Statistically bias-corrected and downscaled climate models underestimate the adverse effects of extreme heat on U.S. maize yields12
Poleward eddy-induced warm water transport across a shelf break off Totten Ice Shelf, East Antarctica12
The hadal zone is an important and heterogeneous sink of black carbon in the ocean12
Improved dryland carbon flux predictions with explicit consideration of water-carbon coupling12
Modest flooding can trigger catastrophic road network collapse due to compound failure12
Impact glasses from Belize represent tektites from the Pleistocene Pantasma impact crater in Nicaragua12
Precession cycles of the El Niño/Southern oscillation-like system controlled by Pacific upper-ocean stratification11
Modulation of ocean acidification by decadal climate variability in the Gulf of Alaska11
Significant stream chemistry response to temperature variations in a high-elevation mountain watershed11
Record winter winds in 2020/21 drove exceptional Arctic sea ice transport11
Deglacial bottom water warming intensified Arctic methane seepage in the NW Barents Sea11
Climate variability and multi-decadal diatom abundance in the Northeast Atlantic11
A nutrient control on expanded anoxia and global cooling during the Late Ordovician mass extinction11
Wildfire activity enhanced during phases of maximum orbital eccentricity and precessional forcing in the Early Jurassic11
Rapid metal pollutant deposition from the volcanic plume of Kīlauea, Hawai’i11
Past climate conditions predict the influence of nitrogen enrichment on the temperature sensitivity of soil respiration11
Regional asymmetry in the response of global vegetation growth to springtime compound climate events11
Global warming at near-constant tropospheric relative humidity is supported by observations11
Typhoon-induced megarips as triggers of turbidity currents offshore tropical river deltas11
A century of decoupling size and structure of urban spaces in the United States11
Global coral reef ecosystems exhibit declining calcification and increasing primary productivity11
Biosignatures of ancient microbial life are present across the igneous crust of the Fennoscandian shield11
Denitrification is the major nitrous acid production pathway in boreal agricultural soils11
Probabilistic projections of increased heat stress driven by climate change11
Uneven increases in racial diversity of US geoscience undergraduates11
Varying influence of phytoplankton biodiversity and stoichiometric plasticity on bulk particulate stoichiometry across ocean basins11
Thresholds in aridity and soil carbon-to-nitrogen ratio govern the accumulation of soil microbial residues11
Sustained coral reef growth in the critical wave dissipation zone of a Maldivian atoll11
Fossilized anaerobic and possibly methanogenesis-fueling fungi identified deep within the Siljan impact structure, Sweden11
Upper troposphere dust belt formation processes vary seasonally and spatially in the Northern Hemisphere11
Patterns and frequency of projected future tropical cyclone genesis are governed by dynamic effects10
The Kuroshio flowing over seamounts and associated submesoscale flows drive 100-km-wide 100-1000-fold enhancement of turbulence10
Anthropogenic influence in observed regional warming trends and the implied social time of emergence10
Highlighting altruism in geoscience careers aligns with diverse US student ideals better than emphasizing working outdoors10
A case for limited global contraction of Mercury10
Growing prevalence of heat over cold extremes with overall milder extremes and multiple successive events10
Offshore wind farms are projected to impact primary production and bottom water deoxygenation in the North Sea10
The mantle structure below petit-spot volcanoes10
Aerosol absorption has an underappreciated role in historical precipitation change10
Ensemble forecasting greatly expands the prediction horizon for ocean mesoscale variability10
Current wastewater treatment targets are insufficient to protect surface water quality10
Coincident locations of rupture nucleation during the 2019 Le Teil earthquake, France and maximum stress change from local cement quarrying10
Liquid-liquid phase separation reduces radiative absorption by aged black carbon aerosols10
The radius of the umbrella cloud helps characterize large explosive volcanic eruptions10
Black carbon emissions from traffic contribute substantially to air pollution in Nairobi, Kenya10
Seasonal sea ice persisted through the Holocene Thermal Maximum at 80°N10
Seasonality modulates wind-driven mixing pathways in a large lake10
Water pressure fluctuations control variability in sediment flux and slip dynamics beneath glaciers and ice streams10
Mafic magma feeds degassing unrest at Vulcano Island, Italy10
Carbon dioxide fluxes increase from day to night across European streams10
Drivers of the evolution and amplitude of African Humid Periods10
Strategic deployment of riparian buffers and windbreaks in Europe can co-deliver biomass and environmental benefits10
Significant variability of structure and predictability of Arctic Ocean surface pathways affects basin-wide connectivity9
Hydrological impact of widespread afforestation in Great Britain using a large ensemble of modelled scenarios9
A Bayesian framework for deriving sector-based methane emissions from top-down fluxes9
Chemolithotrophy on the Noachian Martian breccia NWA 7034 via experimental microbial biotransformation9
Lunar samples record an impact 4.2 billion years ago that may have formed the Serenitatis Basin9
Oceanic phytoplankton are a potentially important source of benzenoids to the remote marine atmosphere9
Final closure of the Paleo Asian Ocean basin in the early Triassic9
A vision for FAIR ocean data products9
Colorado River water supply is predictable on multi-year timescales owing to long-term ocean memory9
Positive, global, and health or environment framing bolsters public support for climate policies9
Global mantle convection models produce transform offsets along divergent plate boundaries9
Nontarget mass spectrometry and in silico molecular characterization of air pollution from the Indian subcontinent9
Temperature and salinity extremes from 2014-2019 in the California Current System and its source waters9
Fast and slow components of interstadial warming in the North Atlantic during the last glacial9
The Holocene influence on the future evolution of the Venice Lagoon tidal marshes9
Havre 2012 pink pumice is evidence of a short-lived, deep-sea, magnetite nanolite-driven explosive eruption9
Eruption chronology of the December 2021 to January 2022 Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption sequence9
Climate benefit of a future hydrogen economy9
Terrestrial and marine influence on atmospheric bacterial diversity over the north Atlantic and Pacific Oceans9
Severe atmospheric pollution in the Middle East is attributable to anthropogenic sources9
Isotopic variability in tropical cyclone precipitation is controlled by Rayleigh distillation and cloud microphysics9
High geothermal heat flow beneath Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica inferred from aeromagnetic data9