Articles | Volume 13, issue 5
Biogeosciences, 13, 1491–1518, 2016
Biogeosciences, 13, 1491–1518, 2016

Research article 10 Mar 2016

Research article | 10 Mar 2016

Variability of projected terrestrial biosphere responses to elevated levels of atmospheric CO2 due to uncertainty in biological nitrogen fixation

Johannes Meyerholt et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (11 Feb 2016) by Alexey V. Eliseev
AR by Johannes Meyerholt on behalf of the Authors (25 Feb 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (26 Feb 2016) by Alexey V. Eliseev
Short summary
We investigated how today's state-of-the-art terrestrial biosphere models represent biological nitrogen fixation and what the consequences of varying representation are for model predictions under ambient conditions and under scenarios of elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations. We found that varying global nitrogen fixation rates are simulated under ambient conditions and that the responses of the simulated carbon and nitrogen cycles are significantly affected under perturbation.
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