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Plants turn on the tap

Plant transpiration is the largest continental water flux. Research now shows that climate and water availability projections are highly sensitive to the ways that plant responses to changing atmospheric conditions are represented.

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Fig. 1: Potential responses of the terrestrial biosphere to higher atmospheric CO2.

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Jasechko, S. Plants turn on the tap. Nature Clim Change 8, 562–563 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-018-0212-z

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