Wang, H., L. Qiu, X. Xie, Z. Wang, and X. Liu, 2018: Climate variability in monsoon and arid regions attributable to dynamic vegetation in a global climate model. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 96,
Early Online Release Graphical Abstract with highlights
- This study investigated climate variability in global monsoon and arid regions because of dynamic vegetation by using NCAR’s Community Earth System Model with the Dynamic Global Vegetation Model.
- On the hemispheric scale, precipitation mainly increases in the Northern Hemisphere and decreases in the Southern Hemisphere in response to dynamic vegetation, while the surface temperature exhibits a consistent decrease.
- On regional scale, the response of climate variability to dynamic vegetation in the Asian monsoon region is clearly different from the other regions, and the dynamic vegetation can strengthen (weaken) the East Asian summer (winter) monsoon.
- Mechanistic analysis reveals that the difference in hemispheric and regional climate variations may be due to changes in the dynamic vegetation-induced moisture flux and net surface radiative forcing.