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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2022

Jet stream position explains regional anomalies in European beech forest productivity and tree growth

Dorado-Linan, Isabel; Ayarzaguena, Blanca; Babst, Flurin; Xu, Guobao; Gil, Luis; Battipaglia, Giovanna; Buras, Allan; Cada, Vojtech; Julio Camarero, J.; Cavin, Liam; Claessens, Hugues; Drobyshev, Igor; Garamszegi, Balazs; Grabner, Michael; Hacket-Pain, Andrew; Hartl, Claudia; Hevia, Andrea; Janda, Pavel; Jump, Alistair S.; Kazimirovic, Marko; Keren, Srdjan; Kreyling, Juergen; Land, Alexander; Latte, Nicolas; Levanic, Tom; van der Maaten, Ernst; Van der Maaten-Theunissen, Marieke; Martinez-Sancho, Elisabet; Menzel, Annette; Mikolas, Martin; Motta, Renzo; Muffler, Lena; Nola, Paola; Panayotov, Momchil; Petritan, Any Mary; Petritan, Ion Catalin; Popa, Ionel; Prislan, Peter; Roibu, Catalin-Constantin; Rydval, Milos; Sanchez-Salguero, Raul; Scharnweber, Tobias; Stajic, Branko; Svoboda, Miroslav; Tegel, Willy; Teodosiu, Marius; Toromani, Elvin; Trotsiuk, Volodymyr; Turcu, Daniel-Ond; Weigel, Robert; Wilmking, Martin; Zang, Christian; Zlatanov, Tzvetan; Trouet, Valerie
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Abstract

The mechanistic pathways connecting ocean-atmosphere variability and terrestrial productivity are well-established theoretically, but remain challenging to quantify empirically. Such quantification will greatly improve the assessment and prediction of changes in terrestrial carbon sequestration in response to dynamically induced climatic extremes. The jet stream latitude (JSL) over the North Atlantic-European domain provides a synthetic and robust physical framework that integrates climate variability not accounted for by atmospheric circulation patterns alone. Surface climate impacts of north-south summer JSL displacements are not uniform across Europe, but rather create a northwestern-southeastern dipole in forest productivity and radial-growth anomalies. Summer JSL variability over the eastern North Atlantic-European domain (5-40E) exerts the strongest impact on European beech, inducing anomalies of up to 30% in modelled gross primary productivity and 50% in radial tree growth. The net effects of JSL movements on terrestrial carbon fluxes depend on forest density, carbon stocks, and productivity imbalances across biogeographic regions.Here the authors show that extremes in the summer jet stream position over Europe create a beech forest productivity dipole between northwestern and southeastern Europe and can result in regional anomalies in forest carbon uptake and growth.

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Nature Communications
2022, volume: 13, article number: 2015
Publisher: NATURE PORTFOLIO

Authors' information

Dorado-Linan, Isabel
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Ayarzaguena, Blanca
Complutense University of Madrid
Babst, Flurin
University of Arizona
Xu, Guobao
University of Arizona
Xu, Guobao
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Gil, Luis
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Battipaglia, Giovanna
Universita della Campania Vanvitelli
Buras, Allan
Technical University of Munich
Cada, Vojtech
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
Camarero, Julio J.
Instituto Pirenaico de Ecologia (IPE-CSIC)
Cavin, Liam
University of Stirling
Claessens, Hugues
University of Liege
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
Garamszegi, Balazs
University of Freiburg
Grabner, Michael
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Hacket-Pain, Andrew
University of Liverpool
Hartl, Claudia
Nat Rings Environm Res and Educ
Hevia, Andrea
Universidad de Huelva
Janda, Pavel
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
Jump, Alistair S.
University of Stirling
Kazimirovic, Marko
University of Belgrade
Keren, Srdjan
Agricultural University Krakow
Kreyling, Juergen
Greifswald Univ
Land, Alexander
University of Hohenheim
Land, Alexander
Univ Appl Forest Sci
Latte, Nicolas
University of Liege
Levanic, Tom
Slovenian Forestry Institute
Levanic, Tom
University of Primorska
van der Maaten, Ernst
Technische Universitat Dresden
Van der Maaten-Theunissen, Marieke
Technische Universitat Dresden
Martinez-Sancho, Elisabet
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research
Menzel, Annette
Technical University of Munich
Mikolas, Martin
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
Motta, Renzo
University of Turin
Muffler, Lena
University of Gottingen
Nola, Paola
University of Pavia
Panayotov, Momchil
University of Forestry - Bulgaria
Petritan, Any Mary
National Research and Development Institute in Forestry Marin Dracea
Petritan, Ion Catalin
Transylvania University of Brasov
Popa, Ionel
Ctr Mt Econ CE MONt
Popa, Ionel
National Research and Development Institute in Forestry Marin Dracea
Prislan, Peter
Slovenian Forestry Institute
Roibu, Catalin-Constantin
Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava
Rydval, Milos
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
Sanchez-Salguero, Raul
Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Scharnweber, Tobias
Greifswald Univ
Stajic, Branko
University of Belgrade
Svoboda, Miroslav
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
Tegel, Willy
University of Freiburg
Teodosiu, Marius
University of Bucharest
Toromani, Elvin
Agr Univ Tirana
Trotsiuk, Volodymyr
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
Trotsiuk, Volodymyr
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research
Turcu, Daniel-Ond
National Research and Development Institute in Forestry Marin Dracea
Weigel, Robert
University of Gottingen
Wilmking, Martin
Greifswald Univ
Zang, Christian
Technical University of Munich
Zang, Christian
Univ Appl Sci Weihenstephan Triesdorf
Zlatanov, Tzvetan
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Trouet, Valerie
University of Arizona
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UKÄ Subject classification

Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
Climate Research
Forest Science

Publication Identifiers

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-29615-8

URI (permanent link to this page)

https://res.slu.se/id/publ/117187