Implications of land use change in tropical Northern Africa under global warming
Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., 6, 1101-1128, doi:10.5194/esdd-6-1101-2015, 2015
Soil carbon management in large-scale Earth system modelling: implications for crop yields and nitrogen leaching
Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., 6, 1047-1100, doi:10.5194/esdd-6-1047-2015, 2015
Short Communication: Atmospheric moisture transport, the bridge between ocean evaporation and Arctic ice melting
Summary: It seems to appear connection between two climate change indicators, namely an increase in evaporation over source regions and Arctic ice melting.
Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., 6, 1033-1045, doi:10.5194/esdd-6-1033-2015, 2015
Socio-environmental cooperation and conflict? A discursive understanding and its application to the case of Israel/Palestine
Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., 6, 1001-1031, doi:10.5194/esdd-6-1001-2015, 2015
Understanding land surface response to changing South Asian monsoon in a warming climate
Summary: This study using a variable resolution global climate model having high-resolution zooming over the South Asian region indicates that the anthropogenic effects have influenced the recent weakening of the monsoon circulation and decline of precipitation. The simulated increase of surface temperature over the Indian region during the post-1950s is accompanied by a significant decrease of monsoon precipitation and soil moisture. This summer time soil drying is detectable under RCP4.5 scenario.
Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., 6, 943-977, doi:10.5194/esdd-6-943-2015, 2015
Coupled Climate–Economy–Biosphere (CoCEB) model – Part 2: Deforestation control and investment in carbon capture and storage technologies
Summary: We extend the global climate-economy-biosphere (CoCEB) model by adding a biomass equation and the related exchanges of CO2 and investigate the relationship between the effects of using carbon capture and storage (CCS) and deforestation control, and the economy growth rate. This endeavor reduces the impacts of climate change and positively affects economy growth. Also, the results for CCS remained sensitive to the formulation of CCS costs while those for deforestation control were less sensitive.
Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., 6, 865-906, doi:10.5194/esdd-6-865-2015, 2015
Coupled Climate–Economy–Biosphere (CoCEB) model – Part 1: Abatement share and investment in low-carbon technologies
Summary: The Coupled Climate-Economy-Biosphere (CoCEB) model takes an integrated assessment approach to simulating global change. While many integrated assessment models treat abatement costs merely as an unproductive loss of income, we consider abatement activities also as an investment in overall energy efficiency of the economy and decrease of overall carbon intensity of the energy system. The paper shows that these efforts help to abate climate change and lead to positive effects in economic growth.
Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., 6, 819-863, doi:10.5194/esdd-6-819-2015, 2015
Prevailing climatic trends and runoff response from Hindukush–Karakoram–Himalaya, upper Indus basin
Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., 6, 579-653, doi:10.5194/esdd-6-579-2015, 2015
Topology of sustainable management in dynamical Earth system models with desirable states
Summary: The debate about a safe and just operating space for humanity and the possible pathways towards and within it requires an analysis of the inherent dynamics of the Earth System and of the options for influencing its evolution. We present and illustrate with examples a conceptual framework for performing such an analysis not in a quantitative, optimizing mode, but in a qualitative way that emphasizes the main decision dilemmata that one may face in the sustainable management of the Earth System.
Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., 6, 435-488, doi:10.5194/esdd-6-435-2015, 2015