Mengis, N.; et al. (2015): Uncertainty in the response of transpiration to CO2 and implications for climate change
Mengis, Nadine; Keller, David P.; Eby, M.; Oschlies, Andreas (2015): Uncertainty in the response of transpiration to CO2 and implications for climate change. In Environ. Res. Lett. 10 (9), p. 94001–94001. DOI 10.1088/1748-9326/10/9/094001
Paper from PP 1689. "To assess the impact of this uncertainty on future climate, we perform experiments with an intermediate complexity Earth System Climate Model (UVic ESCM) for a range of model-imposed transpiration-sensitivities to CO2. Changing the sensitivity of transpiration to CO2 causes simulated terrestrial precipitation to change by −10% to +27% by 2100 under a high emission scenario. This study emphasises the importance of an improved assessment of the dynamics of environmental impact on vegetation to better predict future changes of the terrestrial hydrological and carbon cycles."