Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Research article
14 Jan 2016
Research article |  | 14 Jan 2016

Environmental controls on the increasing GPP of terrestrial vegetation across northern Eurasia

P. Dass, M. A. Rawlins, J. S. Kimball, and Y. Kim

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Productivity of the vegetation of northern Eurasia has been found to be increasing over the last few decades. Using statistical tools we investigate major factors driving the increase in photosynthetic activity. Most of this change is explained by rising temperatures, which drive an increase in productivity. However, the contribution of changing patterns of rainfall and cloudiness is also significant, especially in the southern parts of the region which exhibit higher drought vulnerability.
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