Amazonian forest dieback under climate-carbon cycle projections for the 21st century

  title={Amazonian forest dieback under climate-carbon cycle projections for the 21st century},
  author={Peter M. Cox and Richard A. Betts and Matthew Collins and Phil P. Harris and Chris Huntingford and Chris D. Jones},
  journal={Theoretical and Applied Climatology},
  • P. Cox, R. Betts, C. Jones
  • Published 27 April 2004
  • Environmental Science
  • Theoretical and Applied Climatology
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