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Rivers as leak in the terrestrial C sink

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Organization address
city: EXETER
postcode: EX4 4QJ

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 183˙454 €
 EC max contribution 183˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-07-01   to  2018-06-30


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER UK (EXETER) coordinator 183˙454.00


 Project objective

Lateral displacement of carbon (C) from soils across inland waters towards the ocean has been intensified due to anthropogenic perturbations and has significant influence on the anthropogenic C budget and the terrestrial C sink. However, Earth System Models (ESM) which are used to simulate the terrestrial C sink at global scale still ignore these lateral fluxes. The project presented here aims at assessing the impact of lateral C fluxes on the anthropogenic CO2 budget using a mechanistically-based approach. To this end, JULES, the land surface component of the UK ESM, will be upgraded with an explicit representation of fluvial transports of soil derived C, including decomposition of organic C in transit and net C fluxes to the atmosphere and aquatic sediments. The model will be calibrated, applied and validated at subcontinental scale for the UK, but the technical developments will support future applications across scales, from catchment to the globe. Historical simulations (1850-2010) will be run to attribute climate change, land-use change mediated soil erosion, and river damming to changes in C exports and C burial in aquatic sediments. Future simulation (until 2100) under contrasting climate and land-use scenarios will be run in order to assess the fate of the inland water C cycle. At the University of Exeter, the fellow will gain experience in Earth System Modelling and improve his process understanding of soil erosion, fluvial transport and sedimentation of C. This combination of expertise will put the fellow into a unique position which meets a clearly defined need in ESM development and increases his chance to obtain a permanent position at a leading European research institute. This project promotes the knowledge transfer in Earth System Modelling between the University of Exeter (GB), Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace (F) and the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Be) and the interdisciplinary exchange between climate science, soil science and geomorphology.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Victoria Naipal, Philippe Ciais, Yilong Wang, Ronny Lauerwald, Bertrand Guenet, Kristof Van Oost
Global soil organic carbon removal by water erosion underclimate change and land use change during 1850–2005 AD
published pages: 1-33, ISSN: 1810-6285, DOI: 10.5194/bg-2017-527
Biogeosciences Discussions 2019-06-14
2017 Ronny Lauerwald, Pierre Regnier, Marta Camino-Serrano, Bertrand Guenet, Matthieu Guimberteau, Agnès Ducharne, Jan Polcher, Philippe Ciais
ORCHILEAK (revision 3875): a new model branch to simulate carbon transfers along the terrestrial–aquatic continuum of the Amazon basin
published pages: 3821-3859, ISSN: 1991-9603, DOI: 10.5194/gmd-10-3821-2017
Geoscientific Model Development 10/10 2019-06-13
2018 Marta Camino-Serrano, Bertrand Guenet, Sebastiaan Luyssaert, Philippe Ciais, Vladislav Bastrikov, Bruno De Vos, Bert Gielen, Gerd Gleixner, Albert Jornet-Puig, Klaus Kaiser, Dolly Kothawala, Ronny Lauerwald, Josep Peñuelas, Marion Schrumpf, Sara Vicca, Nicolas Vuichard, David Walmsley, Ivan A. Janssens
ORCHIDEE-SOM: modeling soil organic carbon (SOC) and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) dynamics along vertical soil profiles in Europe
published pages: 937-957, ISSN: 1991-9603, DOI: 10.5194/gmd-11-937-2018
Geoscientific Model Development 11/3 2019-06-13
2018 Mahdi Nakhavali, Pierre Friedlingstein, Ronny Lauerwald, Jing Tang, Sarah Chadburn, Marta Camino-Serrano, Bertrand Guenet, Anna Harper, David Walmsley, Matthias Peichl, Bert Gielen
Representation of dissolved organic carbon in the JULES land surface model (vn4.4_JULES-DOCM)
published pages: 593-609, ISSN: 1991-9603, DOI: 10.5194/GMD-11-593-2018
Geoscientific Model Development 11/2 2019-06-13
2018 Adam Hastie, Ronny Lauerwald, Gesa Weyhenmeyer, Sebastian Sobek, Charles Verpoorter, Pierre Regnier
CO 2 evasion from boreal lakes: Revised estimate, drivers of spatial variability, and future projections
published pages: 711-728, ISSN: 1354-1013, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13902
Global Change Biology 24/2 2019-06-13
2017 Taylor Maavara, Ronny Lauerwald, Pierre Regnier, Philippe Van Cappellen
Global perturbation of organic carbon cycling by river damming
published pages: 15347, ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15347
Nature Communications 8 2019-06-13

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