Summer soil drying exacerbated by earlier spring greening of northern vegetation

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Science Advances  03 Jan 2020:
Vol. 6, no. 1, eaax0255
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax0255

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vol. 6 no. 1

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  • Received for publication February 15, 2019
  • Accepted for publication November 6, 2019
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  1. Xu Lian1,
  2. Shilong Piao1,2,3,*,
  3. Laurent Z. X. Li4,
  4. Yue Li1,
  5. Chris Huntingford5,
  6. Philippe Ciais6,
  7. Alessandro Cescatti7,
  8. Ivan A. Janssens8,
  9. Josep Peñuelas9,10,
  10. Wolfgang Buermann11,12,
  11. Anping Chen13,
  12. Xiangyi Li1,
  13. Ranga B. Myneni14,
  14. Xuhui Wang1,6,
  15. Yilong Wang6,
  16. Yuting Yang15,
  17. Zhenzhong Zeng1,
  18. Yongqiang Zhang16 and
  19. Tim R. McVicar17,18
  1. 1Sino-French Institute for Earth System Science, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China.
  2. 2Key Laboratory of Alpine Ecology, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China.
  3. 3Center for Excellence in Tibetan Earth Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100085, China.
  4. 4Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France.
  5. 5Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BB, UK.
  6. 6Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (LSCE), CEA CNRS UVSQ, 91191 Gif Sur Yvette, France.
  7. 7European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Directorate for Sustainable Resources, I-21027 Ispra (Varese), Italy.
  8. 8Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, Wilrijk 2610, Belgium.
  9. 9CREAF, Cerdanyola del Valles, Barcelona, Catalonia 08193, Spain.
  10. 10CSIC, Global Ecology Unit CREAF-CSIC-UAB, Bellaterra, Barcelona, Catalonia 08193, Spain.
  11. 11Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.
  12. 12Department of Geography, University of Augsburg, 86159 Augsburg, Germany.
  13. 13Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 46907, USA.
  14. 14Department of Earth and Environment, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA.
  15. 15State Key Laboratory of Hydro-Science and Engineering, Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
  16. 16Key Lab of Water Cycle and Related Land Surface Processes, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China.
  17. 17CSIRO Land and Water, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
  18. 18Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: slpiao{at}


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