CO2 Science new Literature Reviews

Source:  CO2 Science

New Material Posted on the CO2 Science Web site 5 February – 11 February 2015

The Ecosystem Services of Seagrass Beds in a CO2-Enriched World (11 February 2015)
The CO2-prompted ocean-acidification-induced increases in the many and varied benefits of seagrasses – along with their monetary value – may truly surprise you, approximately 500 and 600 billion pounds sterling ($765-918 billion USD)…

Effects of CO2 Enrichment on Roots of a Warm Temperate Forest (10 February 2015)
A CO2-induced increase in fine root exploration by trees may be “a primary means for [their] acquiring additional soil resources under elevated CO2” that “has the potential to facilitate increased soil resource uptake allowing for a sustained response to elevated CO2.” And this fact could well be one of the chief reasons for the ultimate undoing of the once highly-hyped progressive nitrogen limitation hypothesis

Simulating Equatorial Pacific SST, Wind Stress and Surface Fluxes (10 February 2015)
CMIP5 models are still falling short of adequately reproducing even past states of the three climate characteristics….

Leaf Carbon Gain by a Tree Seedling in a Tropical Rain Forest (9 February 2015)
How are the leaves of the highly-shaded understory trees ever able to survive – and even thrive – in an environment where life-giving light is much reduced in both intensity and availability? Here’s a hint, it has something to do with atmospheric CO2…

GCM Predictions of North India Winter Precipitation for Its Crops (9 February 2015)
Present-day general circulation models are not up to the task of providing what is needed to properly project future yields….

CMIP5 Modeling of the Western Tropical Pacific Climate System (6 February 2015)
While models “are now sufficiently reliable to provide useful insights into many aspects of the climate system in the region, systematic biases in the simulation of some important features in the Pacific region persist.” And as for the significance of these many biases in the current crop of CMIP5 models, one can get a sense of their importance in Grose et al.’s concluding opinion that “all projections must account for the uncertainty introduced by the presence of these biases”…

1900-2012 Warming of Washington, Oregon, and Northern California (6 February 2015)
Will the real reason for the warming please stand up! It will, and it is NOT anthropogenic in origin….

Agriculture (Species: Strawberry) — Summary (5 February 2015)
Increases in the air’s CO2 content will benefit the growth and production of strawberry plants in a number of ways. It is therefore a shame when government organizations such as the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fail to sufficiently acknowledge such benefits and instead forge ahead with efforts that would mute them when they should be promoting them…

Plant Growth Database (5 February 2015)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Wheat (Benlloch-Gonzalez et al., 2014)…