Carbon balance of the terrestrial biosphere in the Twentieth Century: Analyses of CO2, climate and land use effects with four process‐based ecosystem models

  title={Carbon balance of the terrestrial biosphere in the Twentieth Century: Analyses of CO2, climate and land use effects with four process‐based ecosystem models},
  author={A. David McGuire and Stephen A. Sitch and Joy S. Clein and Roger Dargaville and Gerd Esser and Jonathan A. Foley and M. Heimann and Fortunat Joos and Jed O. Kaplan and David W Kicklighter and R. A. Meier and Jerry M. Melillo and B. Moore and I. Colin Prentice and Navin Ramankutty and Tim G. Reichenau and Annette Schloss and H. Tian and Lester J. Williams and Uwe Wittenberg},
  journal={Global Biogeochemical Cycles},
  pages={183 - 206}
The concurrent effects of increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration, climate variability, and cropland establishment and abandonment on terrestrial carbon storage between 1920 and 1992 were assessed using a standard simulation protocol with four process‐based terrestrial biosphere models. Over the long‐term(1920–1992), the simulations yielded a time history of terrestrial uptake that is consistent (within the uncertainty) with a long‐term analysis based on ice core and atmospheric CO2 data. Up… 

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