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Volume 9 Number 8:  22 February 2006

Temperature Record of the Week
This issue's Temperature Record of the week is from New England, ND.  Visit our U.S. Climate Data section to plot and view these data for yourself.

Editorial
River Runoff: The Effect of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment: What does it tell us about the relative strengths of the biological and climatic impacts of the historical increase in the air's CO2 content on earth's hydrologic balance? ... and what does it imply about the planet's climate sensitivity to radiative forcing?

Medieval Warm Period Record of the Week
This issue's Level 3 Medieval Warm Period Record of the Week is from Piermont Marsh, Hudson River, New York, USA.  To access the entire Medieval Warm Period Project's database, click here.

Subject Index Summary
Climate Model Inadequacies (Soil Moisture): Would you believe that model simulations of the effects of CO2-induced global warming on soil moisture contents are about as wrong as they could possibly be?

Journal Reviews
Evidence of 20th-Century Declining Pan Evaporation in China: How substantial is the evidence, what is causing the decline, and what does the decline imply?

Reconstructing Summer Temperatures in Central Europe: A 1052-year tree ring proxy identifies the not-so-elusive Medieval and Little Medieval Warm Periods.

Effects of Temperature on Human Mortality in Scotland: From the highest temperatures experienced in all seasons of the year, cooling leads to ever more deaths from essentially all non-accident causes.

Spring Barley Production in a CO2-Enriched and Warmer Central Europe: A study from the Czech Republic makes one wonder why the idea of CO2-induced global warming is so feared by the leaders of many European countries.

Carbon Sequestration in a Tallgrass Prairie Soil: How is it affected by atmospheric CO2 enrichment?