Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Research article
11 Mar 2021
Research article |  | 11 Mar 2021

The response of terrestrial ecosystem carbon cycling under different aerosol-based radiation management geoengineering

Hanna Lee, Helene Muri, Altug Ekici, Jerry Tjiputra, and Jörg Schwinger

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We assess how three different geoengineering methods using aerosol affect land ecosystem carbon storage. Changes in temperature and precipitation play a large role in vegetation carbon uptake and storage, but our results show that increased levels of CO2 also play a considerable role. We show that there are unforeseen regional consequences under geoengineering applications, and these consequences should be taken into account in future climate policies before implementing them.
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