Response to comment on “Contrasting carbon cycle responses of the tropical continents to the 2015–2016 El Niño”

Junjie Liu, Kevin W. Bowman, David Schimel, Nicolas C. Parazoo, Zhe Jiang, Meemong Lee, A. Anthony Bloom, Debra Wunch, Christian Frankenberg, Ying Sun, Christopher W. O'Dell, Kevin Gurney, Dimitris Menemenlis, Michelle Gierach, David Crisp, Annmarie Eldering

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Abstract

Chevallier showed a column CO2 (XCO2 ) anomaly of ±0.5 parts per million forced by a uniform net biosphere exchange (NBE) anomaly of 2.5 gigatonnes of carbon over the tropical continents within a year, so he claimed that the inferred NBE uncertainties should be larger than presented in Liu et al. We show that a much concentrated NBE anomaly led to much larger XCO2 perturbations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbereaat1211
JournalScience
Volume362
Issue number6418
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 30 2018
Externally publishedYes

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    Liu, J., Bowman, K. W., Schimel, D., Parazoo, N. C., Jiang, Z., Lee, M., Anthony Bloom, A., Wunch, D., Frankenberg, C., Sun, Y., O'Dell, C. W., Gurney, K., Menemenlis, D., Gierach, M., Crisp, D., & Eldering, A. (2018). Response to comment on “Contrasting carbon cycle responses of the tropical continents to the 2015–2016 El Niño”. Science, 362(6418), [eaat1211]. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aat1211