Articles | Volume 15, issue 22
Research article
21 Nov 2018
Research article |  | 21 Nov 2018

Evaluation of simulated ozone effects in forest ecosystems against biomass damage estimates from fumigation experiments

Martina Franz, Rocio Alonso, Almut Arneth, Patrick Büker, Susana Elvira, Giacomo Gerosa, Lisa Emberson, Zhaozhong Feng, Didier Le Thiec, Riccardo Marzuoli, Elina Oksanen, Johan Uddling, Matthew Wilkinson, and Sönke Zaehle

Data sets

New flux based dose-response relationships for ozone for European forest tree species P. Büker, Z. Feng, J. Uddling, A. Briolat, R. Alonso, S. Braun, S. Elvira, G. Gerosa, P. Karlsson, D. Le Thiec, R. Marzuoli, G. Mills, E. Oksanen, G. Wieser, M. Wilkinson, and L. Emberson

Model code and software

O-CN ozone version rev 298 M. Franz and S. Zaehle

Short summary
Four published ozone damage functions previously used in terrestrial biosphere models were evaluated regarding their ability to simulate observed biomass dose–response relationships using the O-CN model. Neither damage function was able to reproduce the observed ozone-induced biomass reductions. Calibrating a plant-functional-type-specific relationship between accumulated ozone uptake and leaf-level photosynthesis did lead to a good agreement between observed and modelled ozone damage.
Final-revised paper