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Sellers et al. 1996

Sellers, P.J, L. Bounoua, G.J. Collatz, D.A. Randall, D.A. Dazlich, S.O. Los, J.A. Berry, I. Fung, C.J. Tucker, C.B. Field, and T.G. Jensen, 1996: Comparison of radiative and physiological effects of doubled atmospheric CO2 on climate. Science, 271, 1402-1406, doi:10.1126/science.271.5254.1402.

The physiological response of terrestrial vegetation when directly exposed to an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration could result in warming over the continents in addition to that due to the conventional CO2 "greenhouse effect." Results from a coupled biosphere-atmosphere model (SiB2-GCM) indicate that, for doubled CO2 conditions, evapotranspiration will drop and air temperature will increase over the tropical continents, amplifying the changes resulting from atmospheric radiative effects. The range of responses in surface air temperature and terrestrial carbon uptake due to increased CO2 are projected to be inversely related in the tropics year-round and inveresely related during the growing season elsewhere.

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@article{se04000r,
  author={Sellers, P. J and Bounoua, L. and Collatz, G. J. and Randall, D. A. and Dazlich, D. A. and Los, S. O. and Berry, J. A. and Fung, I. and Tucker, C. J. and Field, C. B. and Jensen, T. G.},
  title={Comparison of radiative and physiological effects of doubled atmospheric CO2 on climate},
  year={1996},
  journal={Science},
  volume={271},
  pages={1402--1406},
  doi={10.1126/science.271.5254.1402},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - se04000r
AU  - Sellers, P. J
AU  - Bounoua, L.
AU  - Collatz, G. J.
AU  - Randall, D. A.
AU  - Dazlich, D. A.
AU  - Los, S. O.
AU  - Berry, J. A.
AU  - Fung, I.
AU  - Tucker, C. J.
AU  - Field, C. B.
AU  - Jensen, T. G.
PY  - 1996
TI  - Comparison of radiative and physiological effects of doubled atmospheric CO2 on climate
JA  - Science
VL  - 271
SP  - 1402
EP  - 1406
DO  - 10.1126/science.271.5254.1402
ER  -

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