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Volume 16 Number 46:  13 November 2013

Editorial
The Increasing Water-Use Efficiencies of Temperate and Boreal Forests of the Northern Hemisphere Over the Past Two Decades: What's behind the good news?

Subject Index Summary
Clouds (Albedo): Understanding how the albedo (or solar reflectance) of earth's clouds responds to anthropogenic-induced perturbations of the atmosphere is of paramount importance in determining the impact of the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content on global climate, for both naturally-occurring and man-made aerosols have a strong influence on cloud albedo, with a global mean thermal forcing estimated to be of approximately the same magnitude as that of mankind's production of greenhouse gases, but of opposite sign. This summary, therefore, presents a brief review of a number of scientific papers that address this important subject.

Journal Reviews
Simulating North Atlantic Extratropical Cyclones: How well do CMIP5 models do in this regard?

The North American Regional Climate-Change Assessment Program: What has it revealed about the weaknesses of the most up-to-date regional climate models?

How Close is Modeled Precipitation to Measured Precipitation?: Enquiring minds want to know. So, if you are one of them, read on.

Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment and Plants of Warm and Dry Regions: What has the former been doing for the latter?

Species Range Shifts in a Warming World: They may be considerably more complex - and conservative - than one might think.

CO2-Enriched Seawater and the Self-Righting Ability of Gastropods: How does the former affect the latter? ... and what are the ramifications of this phenomenon?