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Volume 11, issue 23
Biogeosciences, 11, 6939–6954, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-11-6939-2014
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Special issue: Climate extremes and biogeochemical cycles in the terrestrial...

Biogeosciences, 11, 6939–6954, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-11-6939-2014
© Author(s) 2014. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 11 Dec 2014

Research article | 11 Dec 2014

Continental-scale impacts of intra-seasonal rainfall variability on simulated ecosystem responses in Africa

K. Guan et al.

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Climate change is expected to modify the way that rainfall arrives, namely the frequency and intensity of rainfall events and rainy season length. Yet, the quantification of the impact of these possible rainfall changes across large biomes is lacking. Our study fills this gap by developing a new modeling framework, applying it to continental Africa. We show that African ecosystems are highly sensitive to these rainfall variabilities, with esp. large sensitivity to changes in rainy season length.
Climate change is expected to modify the way that rainfall arrives, namely the frequency and...
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