Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Short communication
23 May 2018
Short communication |  | 23 May 2018

Steering operational synergies in terrestrial observation networks: opportunity for advancing Earth system dynamics modelling

Roland Baatz, Pamela L. Sullivan, Li Li, Samantha R. Weintraub, Henry W. Loescher, Michael Mirtl, Peter M. Groffman, Diana H. Wall, Michael Young, Tim White, Hang Wen, Steffen Zacharias, Ingolf Kühn, Jianwu Tang, Jérôme Gaillardet, Isabelle Braud, Alejandro N. Flores, Praveen Kumar, Henry Lin, Teamrat Ghezzehei, Julia Jones, Henry L. Gholz, Harry Vereecken, and Kris Van Looy


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (14 Feb 2018) by Rui A. P. Perdigão
AR by Roland Baatz on behalf of the Authors (21 Mar 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Mar 2018) by Rui A. P. Perdigão
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (20 Apr 2018) by Rui A. P. Perdigão
AR by Roland Baatz on behalf of the Authors (28 Apr 2018)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Focusing on the usage of integrated models and in situ Earth observatory networks, three challenges are identified to advance understanding of ESD, in particular to strengthen links between biotic and abiotic, and above- and below-ground processes. We propose developing a model platform for interdisciplinary usage, to formalize current network infrastructure based on complementarities and operational synergies, and to extend the reanalysis concept to the ecosystem and critical zone.
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