Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Earth Syst. Dynam., 12, 1037–1055, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-12-1037-2021
Earth Syst. Dynam., 12, 1037–1055, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-12-1037-2021

Research article 22 Oct 2021

Research article | 22 Oct 2021

Soil organic carbon dynamics from agricultural management practices under climate change

Tobias Herzfeld et al.

Model code and software

LPJmL Model Source Code (version 5.0-tillage2) T. Herzfeld, J. Heinke, S. Rolinski, and C. Müller https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4625868

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Soil organic carbon sequestration on cropland has been proposed as a climate change mitigation strategy. We simulate different agricultural management practices under climate change scenarios using a global biophysical model. We find that at the global aggregated level, agricultural management practices are not capable of enhancing total carbon storage in the soil, yet for some climate regions, we find that there is potential to enhance the carbon content in cropland soils.
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