Toward more realistic projections of soil carbon dynamics by Earth system models

  title={Toward more realistic projections of soil carbon dynamics by Earth system models},
  author={Yiqi Luo and AndersAhlstr{\"o}m and StevenD. Allison and Niels H. Batjes and Victor Brovkin and Nuno Carvalhais and Adrian Chappell and Philippe Ciais and Eric A Davidson and Adien Finzi and Katerina Georgiou and Bertrand Guenet and Oleksandra Hararuk and Jennifer W Harden and Yujie He and Francesca M. Hopkins and Lifen Jiang and Charlie Koven and Robert B. Jackson and Chris L. D. Jones and Mark J. Lara and Junyi Liang and A David McGuire and William Parton and Changhui Peng and James T Randerson and Alejandro Salazar and Carlos A Sierra and Matthew J. Smith and Hanqin Tian and Katherine E. O. Todd-Brown and Margaret S. Torn and Kees Jan van Groenigen and Ying Ping Wang and Tristram O. West and Yaxing Wei and William R Wieder and Jiangyang Xia and Xia Xu and Xiaofeng Xu and Tao Zhou},
Soil carbon (C) is a critical component of Earth system models (ESMs), and its diverse representations are a major source of the large spread across models in the terrestrial C sink from the third to fifth assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Improving soil C projections is of a high priority for Earth system modeling in the future IPCC and other assessments. To achieve this goal, we suggest that (1) model structures should reflect real-world processes, (2… CONTINUE READING
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