Water and Carbon Dynamics in Eastern Siberia: Concluding Remarks
This chapter summarises recent research on the water and carbon dynamics in eastern Siberia, from the flux-tower scale to remote sensing and watershed scales. Water and carbon dynamics in conjunction with current global warming are characterised by wetting and drying events (i.e., large precipitation variability) and changes in environmental variables throughout the region. Numerous studies of the wetting period from 2005 to 2008 have thoroughly documented these changes. However, far less environmental data have been obtained for drying periods than for the wetting periods; therefore, intensive data accumulation should be conducted in the near future. Future research should be conducted continuously in Siberia on water, energy, and carbon dynamics and their feedbacks to changing global climate in conjunction with ecological responses and their climate feedbacks.
KeywordsDrying conditions Green belt Vegetation–permafrost symbiotic system Wetting condition
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