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Large-Scale Reductions in Terrestrial Carbon Uptake Following Central Pacific El Niño

Citation

Dannenberg, Matthew P.; Smith, William K.; Zhang, Yulong; Song, Conghe; Huntzinger, Deborah N.; & Moore, David J. P. (2021). Large-Scale Reductions in Terrestrial Carbon Uptake Following Central Pacific El Niño. Geophysical Research Letters, 48(7), e2020GL092367.

Abstract

The El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) affects global climate and ecosystems, but a recent shift toward more frequent central Pacific (CP) El Niño events could alter these relationships. Here, we show strong responses of the terrestrial carbon cycle to CP ENSO, exceeding even those to canonical eastern Pacific (EP) ENSO. Annual GPP of both global tropical forests and semiarid ecosystems were reduced by

URL

https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL092367

Reference Type

Journal Article

Article Type

Research Letter

Year Published

2021

Journal Title

Geophysical Research Letters

Author(s)

Dannenberg, Matthew P.
Smith, William K.
Zhang, Yulong
Song, Conghe
Huntzinger, Deborah N.
Moore, David J. P.