European Heat Waves of the Future May Not Be as Bad as Previously Predicted

July 2010
CO2 Science;7/7/2010, Vol. 13 Issue 27, p5
The article discusses research on future heat waves over Europe. It references the study "Potential Impact of Vegetation Feedback on European Heat Waves in a 2 x CO2 Climate," by S.-J. Jeong et al. in a 2010 issue of "Climatic Change." Based on the projected warming of 4° Celsius (C) in Europe, the scientists calculated that it has been reduced by 1°C upon the inclusion of dynamic vegetation feedback. Also noted is the enhancement of evapotranspiration and precipitation with additional greening in the presence of vegetation feedback effects.


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