Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Earth Syst. Dynam., 9, 507–523, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-9-507-2018

Special issue: Social dynamics and planetary boundaries in Earth system...

Earth Syst. Dynam., 9, 507–523, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-9-507-2018

Research article 17 May 2018

Research article | 17 May 2018

Analytically tractable climate–carbon cycle feedbacks under 21st century anthropogenic forcing

Steven J. Lade et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (16 Feb 2018) by Axel Kleidon
AR by Steven Lade on behalf of the Authors (19 Feb 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Feb 2018) by Axel Kleidon
RR by Chris Jones (03 Apr 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (16 Apr 2018) by Axel Kleidon
AR by Steven Lade on behalf of the Authors (23 Apr 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (27 Apr 2018) by Axel Kleidon
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Around half of the carbon that humans emit into the atmosphere each year is taken up on land (by trees) and in the ocean (by absorption). We construct a simple model of carbon uptake that, unlike the complex models that are usually used, can be analysed mathematically. Our results include that changes in atmospheric carbon may affect future carbon uptake more than changes in climate. Our simple model could also study mechanisms that are currently too uncertain for complex models.
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