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Climate-carbon cycle feedback analysis: Results from the C
Eleven coupled climate–carbon cycle models used a common protocol to study the coupling between climate change and the carbon cycle. The models were forced by historical emissions and the
Global Carbon Budget 2015
Accurate assessment of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and their redistribution among the atmosphere, ocean, and terrestrial biosphere is important to better understand the global carbon
The Hydrological Cycle in the Mediterranean Region and Implications for the Water Budget of the Mediterranean Sea
Abstract The hydrological cycle in the Mediterranean region is analyzed focusing on climatology and interannual to interdecadal variability, in particular long-term changes related to the
A Quasi-Equilibrium Tropical Circulation Model—Formulation *
A class of model for simulation and theory of the tropical atmospheric component of climate variations is introduced. These models are referred to as quasi-equilibrium tropical circulation models, or
The global carbon budget 1959-2011
Abstract. Accurate assessments of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and their redistribution among the atmosphere, ocean, and terrestrial biosphere is important to better understand the
An Atlantic influence on Amazon rainfall
Rainfall variability over the Amazon basin has often been linked to variations in Pacific sea surface temperature (SST), and in particular, to the El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO). However, only a
Greening of the Earth and its drivers
Global environmental change is rapidly altering the dynamics of terrestrial vegetation, with consequences for the functioning of the Earth system and provision of ecosystem services(1,2). Yet how
Causes and impacts of the 2005 Amazon drought
A rare drought in the Amazon culminated in 2005, leading to near record-low streamflows, small Amazon river plume, and greatly enhanced fire frequency. This episode was caused by the combination of
Euro‐Mediterranean rainfall and ENSO—a seasonally varying relationship
Using observational datasets and atmospheric reanalyses, we show that interannual variability of rainfall in the Euro‐Mediterranean sector is significantly influenced by ENSO in a way that is
Drought in the Sahel
  • N. Zeng
  • Environmental Science
    Science
  • 7 November 2003
Since the 1960s, the semi-arid Sahel region in Africa has experienced a severe drought. In his Perspective, Zeng analyzes the possible causes of this drought. He highlights the report of Giannini
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