Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
Research article
27 May 2015
Research article |  | 27 May 2015

Sensitivity of the regional European boreal climate to changes in surface properties resulting from structural vegetation perturbations

J. H. Rydsaa, F. Stordal, and L. M. Tallaksen


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (16 Mar 2015)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Mar 2015) by Paul Stoy
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (27 Mar 2015)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (15 Apr 2015)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (18 Apr 2015) by Paul Stoy
AR by Johanne H. Rydsaa on behalf of the Authors (25 Apr 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
MODIS land surface data with WRF V3.5.1 and Noah LSM is used to investigate the sensitivity of the atmosphere to changes in structural vegetation in the boreal ecosystem. Results show that high north evergreen forest expansion leads to larger latent heat fluxes, while increased summer precipitation and reduced wind speed lead to lower sensible heat flux. Replacement of evergreen forest with mixed forest have largely opposite effects, moderating the regional effects on the atmosphere.
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