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Climate physics indicates that warming climate is a likely cause of extreme weather and more frequent and intense climate events. These extreme events can disrupt terrestrial carbon dynamics dramatically by triggering ecological disturbances and potentially forcing climate–carbon feedbacks. In this paper we synthesize the findings of 26 papers that focus on collecting evidence and developing knowledge of how extreme events disturb terrestrial carbon dynamics


Originally published as: Yi, Chuixiang, Elise Pendall, and Philippe Ciais. "Focus on Extreme Events and the Carbon Cycle." Environmental Research Letters, vol. 10, 2015, article 070201, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/7/070201

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