Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Biogeosciences, 14, 45–71, 2017
Biogeosciences, 14, 45–71, 2017

Research article 06 Jan 2017

Research article | 06 Jan 2017

Development and evaluation of an ozone deposition scheme for coupling to a terrestrial biosphere model

Martina Franz et al.

Data sets

La Thuile Dataset FLUXNET

Short summary
Ozone is a toxic air pollutant that can damage plant leaves and impact their carbon uptake from the atmosphere. We extend a terrestrial biosphere model to account for ozone damage of plants and investigate the impact on the terrestrial carbon cycle. Our approach accounts for ozone transport from the free troposphere to leaf level. We find that this substantially affects simulated ozone uptake into the plants. Simulations indicate that ozone damages plants less than expected from previous studies
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