Articles | Volume 11, issue 23
Biogeosciences, 11, 6985–6997, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-11-6985-2014

Special issue: 9th International Carbon Dioxide Conference (ICDC9) (ESD/ACP/AMT/BG...

Biogeosciences, 11, 6985–6997, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-11-6985-2014

Research article 11 Dec 2014

Research article | 11 Dec 2014

Using atmospheric observations to evaluate the spatiotemporal variability of CO2 fluxes simulated by terrestrial biospheric models

Y. Fang et al.

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Terrestrial biospheric models (TBMs) are used to assess carbon--climate interactions. We present a new and complementary approach for evaluating the spatiotemporal patterns, rather than magnitudes, of biosphere--atmosphere carbon exchange predicted by TBMs, based on atmospheric observations. Experiments demonstrate that the performance of TBMs varies substantially across seasons and biomes, with best performance during the growing season and more limited skill during transition seasons.
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