Articles | Volume 15, issue 22
Biogeosciences, 15, 6885–6907, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-6885-2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 6885–6907, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-6885-2018

Research article 19 Nov 2018

Research article | 19 Nov 2018

An improved parameterization of leaf area index (LAI) seasonality in the Canadian Land Surface Scheme (CLASS) and Canadian Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (CTEM) modelling framework

Ali Asaadi et al.

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The coupled Canadian Land Surface Scheme and Canadian Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (CLASS-CTEM) J. R. Melton https:// gitlab.com/jormelton/classctem

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center (ORNL DAAC), NASA FLUXNET https://fluxnet.ornl.gov/ obtain-data

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Non-structural carbohydrates (NSCs), which play a central role in a plant's life processes and its response to environmental conditions, are typically not included in terrestrial biogeochemistry models used in Earth system models (ESMs). In this study, we include NSC pools in the framework of the land component of the Canadian ESM and show how they help address the long-standing problem of delayed leaf phenology.
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