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Disentangling Natural and Anthropogenic Controls on Terrestrial Vegetation Growth Trends
Source: LASG    Viewed:  time(s)    Time: 2016-6-30
Speaker
 Dr. Jiafu Mao
Affiliation
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Time
10:00 am,30 June,2016
Location
No.303,Keyan Building
Introduction

Abstract

We used multiple estimates from remote sensing-based datasets and simulations from earth system models, and one statistical framework to attribute the enhanced vegetation growth in the northern-extratropical latitudes during the past three decades. Our findings reveal that the observed vegetation activity is consistent with the simulations with anthropogenic forcings, where the greenhouse gases forcing plays a dominant role, but not with that expected from internal climate variability and natural forcings only. This study provides clear evidence of a discernible human fingerprint on large-scale terrestrial vegetation dynamics.

 
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