Articles | Volume 6, issue 2
Research article
30 Jul 2015
Research article |  | 30 Jul 2015

Modelling short-term variability in carbon and water exchange in a temperate Scots pine forest

M. H. Vermeulen, B. J. Kruijt, T. Hickler, and P. Kabat


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AR by Marleen Pallandt on behalf of the Authors (19 Jun 2015)  Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (26 Jun 2015) by Stefan Dekker
AR by Marleen Pallandt on behalf of the Authors (29 Jun 2015)
Short summary
We compared a process-based ecosystem model (LPJ-GUESS) with EC measurements to test whether observed interannual variability (IAV) in carbon and water fluxes can be reproduced because it is important to understand the driving mechanisms of IAV. We show that the model's mechanistic process representation for photosynthesis at low temperatures and during drought could be improved, but other process representations are still lacking in order to fully reproduce the observed IAV.
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