ZHANG_Apr 3 - Journal of Climate Volume 19 Issue 14...

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Journal of Climate, Volume: 19, Issue: 14, 3337-3353 Published: July 2006 Wenxian Zhang April 3, 2008
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April 3, 2008 Wenxian Zhang 2 Objective To study the coupling between climate change and the carbon cycle through model intercomparison
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April 3, 2008 Wenxian Zhang 3 Background • Atmospheric CO 2 concentration is a key factor to determine the future climate. • Most of climate projections used prescribed CO 2 concentration scenarios. - Inconsistent climate projections between the climate models and the carbon models - Negligence of the sensitivity of the atmosphere- land and atmosphere-ocean fluxes of CO 2 to climate
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April 3, 2008 Wenxian Zhang 4 Background Recent studies indicated a decrease in carbon uptake of both land and ocean with climate change. The interactions of CO 2 and climate change form a feedback loop among the climate, atmospheric CO 2 , and the carbon cycle.
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April 3, 2008 Wenxian Zhang 5 Model Description
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April 3, 2008 Wenxian Zhang 6 Simulated Atmospheric CO 2
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