Expansion of the world ' s deserts due to global warming and vegetation-albedo feedback

@inproceedings{Zeng2009ExpansionOT,
  title={Expansion of the world ' s deserts due to global warming and vegetation-albedo feedback},
  author={Ning Zeng and Jinho Yoon},
  year={2009}
}
Many subtropical and mid-latitude regions are expected to become drier due to climate change. This will lead to reduced vegetation which may in turn amplify the initial drying due to positive feedbacks such as albedo change in response to biome redistribution, an effect rarely accounted for in climate projections. 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 CO 2… CONTINUE READING

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