Replying to Peel and McMahon
Peel and McMahon1 argue that limitations of the continental runoff data set2 we use in our study3 call our main conclusion into question — that is, that changes in twentieth-century continental-scale runoff are partly attributable to the suppression of CO2-induced stomatal closure. We support Peel and McMahon's pleas for better and more complete runoff data, but we remain confident in our conclusions, as explained here.
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Gedney, N., Cox, P., Betts, R. et al. A quality-controlled global runoff data set (Reply). Nature 444, E14–E15 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature05481
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