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https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-1597-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-1597-2016
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15 Mar 2016
Research article |  | 15 Mar 2016

Climate-driven shifts in continental net primary production implicated as a driver of a recent abrupt increase in the land carbon sink

Wolfgang Buermann, Claudie Beaulieu, Bikash Parida, David Medvigy, George J. Collatz, Justin Sheffield, and Jorge L. Sarmiento

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Recent analyses of the global carbon budget found a substantial increase in the land sink in the late 1980s whose origin remains unknown. Consistent with this shift, we find that plant growth increased in the late 1980s especially in Eurasia and northern Africa. There, climatic constraints on plant growth have eased possibly due to linked climate modes in the North Atlantic. Better understanding of North Atlantic climate may be essential for more credible projections of the land carbon sink.
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