"Incorporating' vegetation and soil schemes into atmospheric general circulation climate models

A. Henderson-Sellers

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Abstract

A highly generalized (nine classes) grouping of Holdridge life zones, has been used to derive predicted "natural' ecosystems for the present day climate using temperature and precipitation derived from three experiments undertaken with the NCAR Community Climate Model. These predictions differ from one another and both differ significantly from the prescribed classification groupings of ecosystem complexes used with one big-leaf, land surface scheme. On the other hand, these highly generalized groupings show relatively little sensitivity to the temperature changes induced by doubling atmospheric CO2 and even to the inclusion of the precipitation disturbances in the doubled-CO2 scenario. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-20
Number of pages10
JournalUnknown Journal
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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