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The Earth System feedbacks that matter for climate: a land perspective

Friedlingstein, Pierre; Gallego-Sala, Angela; Blyth, Eleanor; Hewer, Fiona; Seneviratne, Sonia; Spessa, Allan; Suntharalingam, Parvadha and Scholze, Marko (2012). The Earth System feedbacks that matter for climate: a land perspective. In: Cornell, Sarah E.; Prentice, I. Colin; House, Joanna I. and Downey, Catherine J. eds. Understanding the Earth System: Global Change Science for Application. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 102–128.

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Abstract

Here, we discuss the feedback processes that determine the nature and rates of climatic changes in response to climate forcing. We explain the difference in the characteristic behaviour of biophysical and biogeochemical feedbacks, and describe the means by which the feedbacks can be identified using models and observational data, and the strength quantified. Improved understanding of these kinds of processes is essential for better prediction of future climate.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2012 Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1-107-00936-7, 978-1-107-00936-3
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
QUEST- generalNot SetNERC (Natural Environment Research Council)
Keywords: dynamic climatology; dynamic meteorology
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 38603
Depositing User: Allan Spessa
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2013 09:05
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:19
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/38603
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