Articles | Volume 12, issue 14
Research article
28 Jul 2015
Research article |  | 28 Jul 2015

Assessment of model estimates of land-atmosphere CO2 exchange across Northern Eurasia

M. A. Rawlins, A. D. McGuire, J. S. Kimball, P. Dass, D. Lawrence, E. Burke, X. Chen, C. Delire, C. Koven, A. MacDougall, S. Peng, A. Rinke, K. Saito, W. Zhang, R. Alkama, T. J. Bohn, P. Ciais, B. Decharme, I. Gouttevin, T. Hajima, D. Ji, G. Krinner, D. P. Lettenmaier, P. Miller, J. C. Moore, B. Smith, and T. Sueyoshi


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AR by Michael Rawlins on behalf of the Authors (18 May 2015)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Jun 2015) by Ulrike Seibt
RR by Albertus J. (Han) Dolman (14 Jun 2015)
ED: Publish as is (01 Jul 2015) by Ulrike Seibt
AR by Michael Rawlins on behalf of the Authors (02 Jul 2015)
Short summary
We used outputs from nine models to better understand land-atmosphere CO2 exchanges across Northern Eurasia over the period 1960-1990. Model estimates were assessed against independent ground and satellite measurements. We find that the models show a weakening of the CO2 sink over time; the models tend to overestimate respiration, causing an underestimate in NEP; the model range in regional NEP is twice the multimodel mean. Residence time for soil carbon decreased, amid a gain in carbon storage.
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