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European land CO₂ sink influenced by NAO and East-Atlantic pattern coupling
Batos, Ana (Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de L’Environnement)
Janssens, Ivan A. (Universiteit Antwerpen. Departement Biologie)
Gouveia, Célia M. (Universidade de Lisboa. Instituto Dom Luiz)
Trigo, Ricardo M. (Universidade de Lisboa. Instituto Dom Luiz)
Ciais, Philippe (Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de L’Environnement)
Chevallier, Frédéric (Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de L’Environnement)
Peñuelas, Josep (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Rödenbeck, Christian (Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie)
Piao, Shilong (Beijing da xue. Huánjìng kēxué yǔ gōngchéng xuéyuàn)
Friedlingstein, Pierre (University of Exeter. College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences)
Running, Steven W. (University of Exeter. College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences)

Date: 2016
Abstract: Large-scale climate patterns control variability in the global carbon sink. In Europe, the North-Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) influences vegetation activity, however the East-Atlantic (EA) pattern is known to modulate NAO strength and location. Using observation-driven and modelled data sets, we show that multi-annual variability patterns of European Net Biome Productivity (NBP) are linked to anomalies in heat and water transport controlled by the NAO–EA interplay. Enhanced NBP occurs when NAO and EA are both in negative phase, associated with cool summers with wet soils which enhance photosynthesis. During anti-phase periods, NBP is reduced through distinct impacts of climate anomalies in photosynthesis and respiration. The predominance of anti-phase years in the early 2000s may explain the European-wide reduction of carbon uptake during this period, reported in previous studies. Results show that improving the capability of simulating atmospheric circulation patterns may better constrain regional carbon sink variability in coupled carbon-climate models.
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Subject: Earth sciences ; Atmospheric science ; Climate science
Published in: Nature communications, Vol. 7, article 10315 (29th Jan. 2016) , ISSN 2041-1723

DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10315
PMID: 26777730

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