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Rainfall-manipulation experiments as simulated by terrestrial biosphere models

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

Subtitle:where do we stand?
Changes in rainfall amounts and patterns have been observed and are expected to continue in the near future with potentially significant ecological and societal consequences. Modelling vegetation responses to changes in rainfall is thus crucial to project water and carbon cycles in the future. In this study, we present the results of a new model‐data intercomparison project, where we tested the ability of ten terrestrial biosphere models to reproduce observed sensitivity of ecosystem productivity to rainfall changes at ten sites across the globe, in nine of which, rainfall exclusion and/or irrigation experiments had been performed.
Journal: Global Change Biology
ISSN: 1354-1013
Volume: 26
Pages: 3336 - 3355
Publication year:2020