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Final Report - CARBO-EXTREME (The terrestrial Carbon cycle under Climate Variability and Extremes - a Pan-European synthesis)

Project ID: 226701
Funded under: FP7-ENVIRONMENT


This is the final report for the CARBO-EXTREME project which was funded under the Seventh Framework Package (FP7). The project aimed to obtain a better and more predictive understanding of European terrestrial carbon cycle responses to climate variability and extreme weather events. The report reveals that the efforts undertaken to combine diverse observations of ecosystem responses to climate extremes with computer modeling in a new model-data integration framework with the aim to improve our diagnostic and prognostic understanding of climate-carbon interactions on different time-scales. As a result a consistent harmonised multi-source database on the European carbon cycle components for studying climate variability and extreme events was built and a Bayesian model calibration and comparison performed, to improve terrestrial carbon cycle predictions and their uncertainties in scenario analyses. The report reveals that their results confirm that climate extremes strongly influence terrestrial ecosystems and their carbon cycle.

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