Articles | Volume 18, issue 12
Biogeosciences, 18, 3781–3803, 2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 3781–3803, 2021

Research article 24 Jun 2021

Research article | 24 Jun 2021

A triple tree-ring constraint for tree growth and physiology in a global land surface model

Jonathan Barichivich et al.

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The width and the chemical signals of tree rings have the potential to test and improve the physiological responses simulated by global land surface models, which are at the core of future climate projections. Here, we demonstrate the novel use of tree-ring width and carbon and oxygen stable isotopes to evaluate the representation of tree growth and physiology in a global land surface model at temporal scales beyond experimentation and direct observation.
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