Uncertainties in climate responses to past land cover change: First results from the LUCID intercomparison study

@article{Pitman2009UncertaintiesIC,
  title={Uncertainties in climate responses to past land cover change: First results from the LUCID intercomparison study},
  author={A. J. Pitman and Nathalie de Noblet‐Ducoudr{\'e} and Faye T. Cruz and Edouard L{\'e}opold Davin and Gordon B. Bonan and Victor A. Brovkin and Martin Claussen and Christine Delire and Laurens N. Ganzeveld and Veronika Gayler and Bart van den Hurk and Peter J. Lawrence and Michiel K. van der Molen and Christoph M{\"u}ller and Christian H. Reick and Sonia Isabelle Seneviratne and Bart J. Strengers and Aurore Voldoire},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={36}
}
Seven climate models were used to explore the biogeophysical impacts of human‐induced land cover change (LCC) at regional and global scales. The imposed LCC led to statistically significant decreases in the northern hemisphere summer latent heat flux in three models, and increases in three models. Five models simulated statistically significant cooling in summer in near‐surface temperature over regions of LCC and one simulated warming. There were few significant changes in precipitation. Our… 
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