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Managing land and climate


Management practices applied to existing types of land cover can influence the local climate as much as a conversion to a different type of plant cover.

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Figure 1: Flow chart showing the main positive (red) and negative (blue) feedbacks between the surface energy budget and the surface temperature, which can be influenced by changes in land management and/or land cover.


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Baldocchi, D. Managing land and climate. Nature Clim Change 4, 330–331 (2014).

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