Explaining the seasonal cycle of the globally averaged CO2 with a carbon cycle model

Alexandrov, G. A.
January 2014
Earth System Dynamics Discussions;2014, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p63
Academic Journal
The discrepancy between simulated and observed globally averaged monthly atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide could be attributed either to deficiencies in the observation network or to inadequacies in the global carbon cycle models. This paper shows that model results could be brought closer to observations by improving model components that describe the seasonal changes in the storage of quickly decaying fractions of litter.


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