Articles | Volume 18, issue 1
Research article
05 Jan 2021
Research article |  | 05 Jan 2021

Vegetation modulates the impact of climate extremes on gross primary production

Milan Flach, Alexander Brenning, Fabian Gans, Markus Reichstein, Sebastian Sippel, and Miguel D. Mahecha

Data sets

Predicting carbon dioxide and energy fluxes across global FLUXNET sites with regression algorithms G. Tramontana, M. Jung, C. R. Schwalm, K. Ichii, G. Camps-Valls, B. Ráduly, M. Reichstein, M. A. Arain, A. Cescatti, G. Kiely, L. Merbold, P. Serrano-Ortiz, S. Sickert, S. Wolf, and D. Papale

GLEAM v3: satellite-based land evaporation and root-zone soil moisture B. Martens, D. G. Miralles, H. Lievens, R. van der Schalie, R. A. M. de Jeu, D. Fernández-Prieto, H. E. Beck, W. A. Dorigo, and N. E. C. Verhoest

ERA5: Fifth generation of ECMWF atmospheric reanalyses of the global climate Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S)

Short summary
Drought and heat events affect the uptake and sequestration of carbon in terrestrial ecosystems. We study the impact of droughts and heatwaves on the uptake of CO2 of different vegetation types at the global scale. We find that agricultural areas are generally strongly affected. Forests instead are not particularly sensitive to the events under scrutiny. This implies different water management strategies of forests but also a lack of sensitivity to remote-sensing-derived vegetation activity.
Final-revised paper