Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Biogeosciences, 13, 3245–3265, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-3245-2016

Special issue: OzFlux: a network for the study of ecosystem carbon and water...

Biogeosciences, 13, 3245–3265, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-3245-2016

Research article 03 Jun 2016

Research article | 03 Jun 2016

A model inter-comparison study to examine limiting factors in modelling Australian tropical savannas

Rhys Whitley et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (15 Feb 2016) by Natascha Kljun
AR by Rhys Whitley on behalf of the Authors (02 Mar 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (02 Mar 2016) by Natascha Kljun
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (12 Apr 2016)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (13 Apr 2016) by Natascha Kljun
AR by Rhys Whitley on behalf of the Authors (16 May 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 May 2016) by Natascha Kljun
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In this study we assess how well terrestrial biosphere models perform at predicting water and carbon cycling for savanna ecosystems. We apply our models to five savanna sites in Northern Australia and highlight key causes for model failure. Our assessment of model performance uses a novel benchmarking system that scores a model’s predictive ability based on how well it is utilizing its driving information. On average, we found the models as a group display only moderate levels of performance.
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