Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Research article
23 Feb 2022
Research article |  | 23 Feb 2022

Agricultural management effects on mean and extreme temperature trends

Aine M. Gormley-Gallagher, Sebastian Sterl, Annette L. Hirsch, Sonia I. Seneviratne, Edouard L. Davin, and Wim Thiery

Data sets

CRU TS Version 4.02 Climate Research Unit

Gridded Population of the World , v4 GPW

HYDE History database of the Global Environment


Historical Irrigation Dataset (HID) Stefan Siebert, Matti Kummu, Miina Porkka, Petra Döll, Navin Ramankutty, and Bridget R. Scanlon

Model code and software

VUB-HYDR/2022_Gormley-Gallagher_etal_ESD Aine M. Gormley-Gallagher

Short summary
Our results show that agricultural management can impact the local climate and highlight the need to evaluate land management in climate models. We use regression analysis on climate simulations and observations to assess irrigation and conservation agriculture impacts on warming trends. This allowed us to distinguish between the effects of land management and large-scale climate forcings such as rising CO2 concentrations and thus gain insight into the impacts under different climate regimes.
Final-revised paper