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Volume 17, issue 22 | Copyright
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13903-13919, 2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 23 Nov 2017

Research article | 23 Nov 2017

Vegetation greenness and land carbon-flux anomalies associated with climate variations: a focus on the year 2015

Chao Yue et al.
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The year 2015 appeared as a paradox regarding how global carbon cycle has responded to climate variation: it is the greenest year since 2000 according to satellite observation, but the atmospheric CO2 growth rate is also the highest since 1959. We found that this is due to a only moderate land carbon sink, because high growing-season sink in northern lands has been partly offset by autumn and winter release and the late-year El Niño has led to an abrupt transition to land source in the tropics.
The year 2015 appeared as a paradox regarding how global carbon cycle has responded to climate...