Expansion of the world's deserts due to vegetation‐albedo feedback under global warming

@article{Zeng2009ExpansionOT,
  title={Expansion of the world's deserts due to vegetation‐albedo feedback under global warming},
  author={N. Zeng and Jin-Ho Yoon},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={36}
}
[1] Many subtropical regions are expected to become drier due to climate change. This will lead to reduced vegetation which may in turn amplify the initial drying. Using a coupled atmosphere-ocean-land model with a dynamic vegetation component that predicts surface albedo change, here we simulate the climate change from 1901 to 2099 with CO2 and other forcings. In a standard IPCC-style simulation, the model simulated an increase in the world's ‘warm desert’ area of 2.5 million km2 or 10% at the… Expand
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