Articles | Volume 14, issue 22
Biogeosciences, 14, 5053–5067, 2017
Biogeosciences, 14, 5053–5067, 2017

Research article 14 Nov 2017

Research article | 14 Nov 2017

Land-use and land-cover change carbon emissions between 1901 and 2012 constrained by biomass observations

Wei Li et al.


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (06 Oct 2017) by Christopher A. Williams
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (12 Oct 2017)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (12 Oct 2017) by Christopher A. Williams
Short summary
We used several observation-based biomass datasets to constrain the historical land-use change carbon emissions simulated by models. Compared to the range of the original modeled emissions (from 94 to 273 Pg C), the observationally constrained global cumulative emission estimate is 155 ± 50 Pg C (1σ Gaussian error) from 1901 to 2012. Our approach can also be applied to evaluate the LULCC impact of land-based climate mitigation policies.
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