Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Research article
02 Dec 2021
Research article |  | 02 Dec 2021

Process-based analysis of terrestrial carbon flux predictability

István Dunkl, Aaron Spring, Pierre Friedlingstein, and Victor Brovkin

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Short summary
The variability in atmospheric CO2 is largely controlled by terrestrial carbon fluxes. These land–atmosphere fluxes are predictable for around 2 years, but the mechanisms providing the predictability are not well understood. By decomposing the predictability of carbon fluxes into individual contributors we were able to explain the spatial and seasonal patterns and the interannual variability of CO2 flux predictability.
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