Articles | Volume 17, issue 15
Biogeosciences, 17, 3961–3989, 2020
Biogeosciences, 17, 3961–3989, 2020

Research article 05 Aug 2020

Research article | 05 Aug 2020

Understanding the uncertainty in global forest carbon turnover

Thomas A. M. Pugh et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Jun 2020) by Alexey V. Eliseev
AR by Thomas Pugh on behalf of the Authors (16 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Jun 2020) by Alexey V. Eliseev
Short summary
The length of time that carbon remains in forest biomass is one of the largest uncertainties in the global carbon cycle. Estimates from six contemporary models found this time to range from 12.2 to 23.5 years for the global mean for 1985–2014. Future projections do not give consistent results, but 13 model-based hypotheses are identified, along with recommendations for pragmatic steps to test them using existing and novel observations, which would help to reduce large current uncertainty.
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