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Continental Runoff

A quality-controlled global runoff data set (Reply)


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).

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