Articles | Volume 14, issue 18
Research article
28 Sep 2017
Research article |  | 28 Sep 2017

Evaluating the Community Land Model (CLM4.5) at a coniferous forest site in northwestern United States using flux and carbon-isotope measurements

Henrique F. Duarte, Brett M. Raczka, Daniel M. Ricciuto, John C. Lin, Charles D. Koven, Peter E. Thornton, David R. Bowling, Chun-Ta Lai, Kenneth J. Bible, and James R. Ehleringer


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (13 Mar 2017) by Andreas Ibrom
AR by Henrique Duarte on behalf of the Authors (20 Jun 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Jun 2017) by Andreas Ibrom
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (18 Jul 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (16 Aug 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 Aug 2017) by Andreas Ibrom
AR by Henrique Duarte on behalf of the Authors (30 Aug 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We evaluate the Community Land Model (CLM4.5) against observations at an old-growth coniferous forest site that is subjected to water stress each summer. We found that, after calibration, CLM was able to reasonably simulate the observed fluxes of energy and carbon, carbon stocks, carbon isotope ratios, and ecosystem response to water stress. This study demonstrates that carbon isotopes can expose structural weaknesses in CLM and provide a key constraint that may guide future model development.
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