Articles | Volume 15, issue 19
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-5969-2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-5969-2018
Research article
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11 Oct 2018
Research article |  | 11 Oct 2018

Tropical climate–vegetation–fire relationships: multivariate evaluation of the land surface model JSBACH

Gitta Lasslop, Thomas Moeller, Donatella D'Onofrio, Stijn Hantson, and Silvia Kloster

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We apply a multivariate model evaluation to the relationship between climate, vegetation and fire in the tropics using the JSBACH land surface model and two remote-sensing data sets, with the aim to identify the potential for model improvement. The overestimation of tree cover for low precipitation and a very strong relationship between tree cover and burned area indicates opportunities in the improvement of drought effects and the impact of fire on tree cover or the adaptation of trees to fire.
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