Terrestrial Gross Carbon Dioxide Uptake: Global Distribution and Covariation with Climate

@article{Beer2010TerrestrialGC,
  title={Terrestrial Gross Carbon Dioxide Uptake: Global Distribution and Covariation with Climate},
  author={Christian Beer and Markus Reichstein and Enrico Tomelleri and Philippe Ciais and Martin Jung and Nuno Carvalhais and Christian R{\"o}denbeck and Muhammad Altaf Arain and Dennis D. Baldocchi and Gordon B. Bonan and Alberte Bondeau and Alessandro Cescatti and Gitta Lasslop and Anders Lindroth and Mark R. Lomas and Sebastiaan Luyssaert and Hank Margolis and Keith W. Oleson and Olivier Roupsard and Elmar M Veenendaal and Nicolas Viovy and Christopher Williams and F. Ian Woodward and Dario Papale},
  journal={Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={329},
  pages={834 - 838}
}
Carbon Cycle and Climate Change As climate change accelerates, it is important to know the likely impact of climate change on the carbon cycle (see the Perspective by Reich). Gross primary production (GPP) is a measure of the amount of CO2 removed from the atmosphere every year to fuel photosynthesis. Beer et al. (p. 834, published online 5 July) used a combination of observation and calculation to estimate that the total GPP by terrestrial plants is around 122 billion tons per year; in… Expand
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