Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2517–2536, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-2517-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2517–2536, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-2517-2020

Data description paper 16 Oct 2020

Data description paper | 16 Oct 2020

Apparent ecosystem carbon turnover time: uncertainties and robust features

Naixin Fan et al.

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Ecosystem turnover time database Naixin Fan, Sujan Koirala, Markus Reichstein, Martin Thurner, Valerio Avitabile, Maurizio Santoro, Bernhard Ahrens, Ulrich Weber, and Nuno Carvalhais https://doi.org/10.17871/bgitau.201911

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The turnover time of terrestrial carbon (τ) controls the global carbon cycle–climate feedback. In this study, we provide a new, updated ensemble of diagnostic terrestrial carbon turnover times and associated uncertainties on a global scale. Despite the large variation in both magnitude and spatial patterns of τ, we identified robust features in the spatial patterns of τ which could contribute to uncertainty reductions in future projections of the carbon cycle–climate feedback.