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Friedlingstein et al. 1995

Friedlingstein, P., K.C. Prentice, I.Y. Fung, J.G. John, and G.P. Brasseur, 1995: Carbon-biosphere-climate interactions in the last glacial maximum climate. J. Geophys. Res., 100, 7203-7221, doi:10.1029/94JD02948.

The total carbon inventory in the terrestrial biosphere in the last glacial maximum (LGM), 18 kyr ago, is analyzed in a series of experiments that examine the sensitivity of the inventory to vegetation distribution and carbon dynamics. The results show that for most forest vegetation types, carbon densities for the LGM are within 10% of their present-day values. Discrepancies between vegetation distributions simulated by two bioclimatic schemes are attributable to the assignation of vegetation types to climates with rare or no present-day analog. The model experiments, combined with palynogical data for regions with no present-day analog climate, yield to a decrease of 612±105 Gt C compared to present day.

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  author={Friedlingstein, P. and Prentice, K. C. and Fung, I. Y. and John, J. G. and Brasseur, G. P.},
  title={Carbon-biosphere-climate interactions in the last glacial maximum climate},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},

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ID  - fr04000r
AU  - Friedlingstein, P.
AU  - Prentice, K. C.
AU  - Fung, I. Y.
AU  - John, J. G.
AU  - Brasseur, G. P.
PY  - 1995
TI  - Carbon-biosphere-climate interactions in the last glacial maximum climate
JA  - J. Geophys. Res.
JO  - Journal of Geophysical Research
VL  - 100
SP  - 7203
EP  - 7221
DO  - 10.1029/94JD02948
ER  -

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