Inter-annual variability of terrestrial ecosystem CO2, H2O and energy exchange
Convener: G. Wohlfahrt  | Co-Conveners: Cescatti , A. Richardson 
Oral Programme
 / Fri, 24 Apr, 10:30–12:00  / Room 21
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Fri, 24 Apr, 08:30–10:00  / Poster Area BG

By now several flux measurement sites have decadal+ records of terrestrial carbon dioxide, water vapour and energy fluxes. Both empirical analysis and simulation studies with process-oriented models have problems in explaining the observed inter-annual variability. This session is intended to focus on studies bringing together field observations and experiments with statistical and process-based modelling approaches. Discussion will center around our current knowledge of the causes of the observed inter-annual variability and aims to indicate areas and avenues for improving models. Contributions which combine both aspects are particularly encouraged.