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Energy feedbacks of northern high-latitude ecosystems to the climate system due to reduced snow cover during 20th century warming

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2007

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Euskirchen, E. S., McGuire, A. D., and Chapin, F. S., 2007, Energy feedbacks of northern high-latitude ecosystems to the climate system due to reduced snow cover during 20th century warming: Global Change Biology, v. 13, no. 11, p. 2425-2438.

Summary

The warming associated with changes in snow cover in northern high-latitude terrestrial regions represents an important energy feedback to the climate system. Here, we simulate snow cover-climate feedbacks (i.e. changes in snow cover on atmospheric heating) across the Pan-arctic over two distinct warming periods during the 20th century, 1910?1940 and 1970?2000. We offer evidence that increases in snow cover?climate feedbacks during 1970?2000 were nearly three times larger than during 1910?1940 because the recent snow-cover change occurred in spring, when radiation load is highest, rather than in autumn. Based on linear regression analysis, we also detected a greater sensitivity of snow cover?climate feedbacks to temperature trends [...]

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NWBLCC-20160503-Saved.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2007.01450.x
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1365-2486

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