Research report 2019 - Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
Klimaextreme: Von der Detektion bis zur Vorhersage
Mahecha, Miguel; Reichstein, Markus
Abteilung Biogeochemische Integration
SummaryClimate extremes, in particular heat waves, droughts, and their combination are inevitably increasing as a result of climate change. But little is known about how these events affect the terrestrial biosphere, which ecosystem functions are severely affected, and what feedbacks this may trigger in the climate system. At the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry we are developing new methods for the detection of extreme events in heterogeneous data streams. Our results show, among other things, how differently various ecosystems can react to extreme events.