Bastos, A.; Orth, R.; Reichstein, M.; Ciais, P.; Viovy, N.; Zaehle, S.; Anthoni, P.; Arneth, A.; Gentine, P.; Joetzjer, E.et al.; Lienert, S.; Loughran, T.; McGuire, P. C.; O, S.; Pongratz, J.; Sitch, S.: Vulnerability of European ecosystems to two compound dry and hot summers in 2018 and 2019. Earth System Dynamics 12 (4), pp. 1015 - 1035 (2021)
Denissen, J. M. C.; Orth, R.; Wouters, H.; Miralles, D. G.; van Heerwaarden, C. C.; de Arellano , J. V.-G.; Teuling, A. J.: Soil moisture signature in global weather balloon soundings. npj Climate and Atmospheric Science 4, 13 (2021)
Stevens, D.; Miranda, P. M. A.; Orth, R.; Boussetta, S.; Balsamo, G.; Dutra, E.: Sensitivity of surface fluxes in the ECMWF land surface model to the remotely sensed leaf area index and root distribution: Evaluation with tower flux data. Atmosphere 11 (12), 1362 (2020)
Fallah, A.; Rakhshandehroo, G. R.; Berg, P.; O, S.; Orth, R.: Evaluation of precipitation datasets against local observations in southwestern Iran. International Journal of Climatology 40 (9), pp. 4102 - 4116 (2020)
A new study reveals that surprisingly small increases in atmospheric CO2 lead to detectable effects on ecosystem functioning. Using simulations of the land surface model developed at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, an international team of scientists finds that enhanced CO2 first affects entities of the carbon cycle such as vegetation productivity and the extension of leaf area.
An international research team has succeeded in identifying globally acting factors that cause the diversity of forms and functions of plants. Researchers compiled plant data from around the world and were able to show for the first time how strongly these are determined by climate and soil properties for characteristics such as the size, structure and life span of plants.