Soil process studies (WP1)
The goal of this WP is to study a set of processes affecting SOC dynamics in future climate. The WP will largely build upon existing experimental data from the involved groups and from the literature, which will be synthesized with respect to SOC stabilization and destabilization algorithms. Hence, WP1 aims to provide novel and/or alternative algorithms or relations to be included and tested in the model development and the relevant data summaries for model parameterization in WP5 and WP6.
Specifically, WP1 will
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Network of Ecosystem Manipulation Experiments (WP 2)
The overall objective of WP2 is to make available the latest and collect new experimental data on whole- ecosystem responses to warming, changed precipitation patterns and increasing CO2 concentrations from European ecosystem manipulations in a consistent way.
In particular, WP2 will
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Long Term Carbon Measurements and Climate (WP 3)
The overall goal of WP3 is to exploit existing complementary carbon-cycle related data sets and provide harmonized high-quality long-term observations for understanding how the carbon function of ecosystems responds to climate variability and to extreme events from intra-annual to decadal time-scales.
To this end, WP3 will
Whenever possible, data with full European coverage are collected. In cases where this was not practical, only regional dataset are analyzed at country scale using dense networks of high quality long term measurements.
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Data infrastructure and model support (WP 4)
The goal of this work package is to create the interface between the data collections and the modelling and data mining activities. Data collection, quality control, technical standardization and harmonization together with detailed metadata preparation and uncertainty quantification will be the main activities. All the information will be available inside the project through a database interface.
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Model-data integration (WP 5)
The goal of this work package is to organize an optimal use of the data from WPs1-3 for model structural development and parameterization within a Bayesian framework resulting in models and parameterizations with maximum consistency of theory and data at different scales, and with well-defined uncertainties.
In detail, WP5 will
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Model experiments and scenario analysis (WP 6)
The aim of this work package is to provide spatially explicit emission scenario based projections of the European terrestrial carbon cycle and associated uncertainties by applying the improved and calibrated models of WP5 driven by regional and global climate scenarios, as the major basis for the vulnerability synthesis in WP7.
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Carbon vulnerability synthesis (WP 7)
In this work package we aim at providing an integrated assessment of the vulnerability of the European carbon cycle to climate change and extreme events based on the scientific and quantitative basis created in the observational and modelling work packages.
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Dissemination and Policy interaction (WP 8)
This work package is going to ensure efficient bi-directional communication between the project and European stakeholders concerning the needs and the implications of the results obtained in CARBO-Extreme. This work package will also broadly communicate and distribute results of the project via briefings, brochures, workshops and internet platforms.
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Coordination (WP 9)
Within CARBO-Extreme a separate work package (WP9) is dedicated to the overall organization, management and administration of the project. The Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, Germany (MPI-BGC), is in charge of this work package for the comprehensive project management.