Articles | Volume 15, issue 21
Biogeosciences, 15, 6559–6572, 2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 6559–6572, 2018

Research article 07 Nov 2018

Research article | 07 Nov 2018

Ecosystem carbon transit versus turnover times in response to climate warming and rising atmospheric CO2 concentration

Xingjie Lu et al.

Data sets

The CSIRO Atmosphere Biosphere Land Exchange (CABLE) model for use in climate models and as an offline model E. Kowalczyk, Y. Wang, R. Law, H. Davies, J. McGregor, and G. Abramowitz

A global model of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycles for the terrestrial biosphere Y. P. Wang, R. M. Law, and B. Pak

Diagnosing errors in a land surface model (CABLE) in the time and frequency domains Y. P. Wang, E. Kowalczyk, R. Leuning, G. Abramowitz, M. R. Raupach, B. Pak, E. van Gorsel, and A. Luhar

Short summary
How long does C cycle through terrestrial ecosystems is a critical question for understanding land C sequestration capacity under future rising atmosphere [CO2] and climate warming. Under climate change, previous conventional concepts with a steady-state assumption will no longer be suitable for a non-steady state. Our results using the new concept, C transit time, suggest more significant responses in terrestrial C cycle under rising [CO2] and climate warming.
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