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Volume 12, issue 6
Biogeosciences, 12, 1813–1831, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-1813-2015
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Special issue: Climate extremes and biogeochemical cycles in the terrestrial...

Biogeosciences, 12, 1813–1831, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-1813-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 19 Mar 2015

Research article | 19 Mar 2015

A probabilistic risk assessment for the vulnerability of the European carbon cycle to weather extremes: the ecosystem perspective

S. Rolinski et al.

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AR by Susanne Rolinski on behalf of the Authors (14 Nov 2014)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Nov 2014) by José M. Moreno
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (03 Dec 2014)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (16 Dec 2014)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (22 Dec 2014) by José M. Moreno
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (04 Feb 2015)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Feb 2015) by José M. Moreno
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (19 Feb 2015)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (20 Feb 2015) by José M. Moreno
AR by Susanne Rolinski on behalf of the Authors (20 Feb 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Extreme weather events can but do not have to cause extreme ecosystem response. Here, we focus on hazardous ecosystem behaviour and identify coinciding weather conditions. We use a simple probabilistic risk assessment and apply it to terrestrial ecosystems, defining a hazard as negative net biome productivity. In Europe, ecosystems are vulnerable to drought in the Mediterranean and temperate region, whereas vulnerability in Scandinavia is not caused by water shortages.
Extreme weather events can but do not have to cause extreme ecosystem response. Here, we focus...
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