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Simulated changes in aridity from the last glacial maximum to 4xCO2

Greve, Peter; Roderick, Michael; Seneviratne, Sonia I


Aridity is generally defined as the 'degree to which a climate lacks moisture to sustain life in terrestrial ecosystems'. Several recent studies using the 'aridity index' (the ratio of potential evaporation to precipitation), have concluded that aridity will increase with CO2 because of increasing temperature. However, the 'aridity index' is—counterintuitively—not a direct measure of aridity per se (when defined as above) and there is widespread evidence that contradicts the 'warmer is more...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Environmental Research Letters
DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa89a3
Access Rights: Open Access


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