Articles | Volume 6, issue 2
Earth Syst. Dynam., 6, 435–445, 2015

Special issue: Intersectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISI-MIP)

Earth Syst. Dynam., 6, 435–445, 2015

Research article 13 Jul 2015

Research article | 13 Jul 2015

Decomposing uncertainties in the future terrestrial carbon budget associated with emission scenarios, climate projections, and ecosystem simulations using the ISI-MIP results

K. Nishina et al.

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