Articles | Volume 18, issue 20
Research article
21 Oct 2021
Research article |  | 21 Oct 2021

Evaluation of denitrification and decomposition from three biogeochemical models using laboratory measurements of N2, N2O and CO2

Balázs Grosz, Reinhard Well, Rene Dechow, Jan Reent Köster, Mohammad Ibrahim Khalil, Simone Merl, Andreas Rode, Bianca Ziehmer, Amanda Matson, and Hongxing He


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-77', Anonymous Referee #1, 21 May 2021
    • RC2: 'Reply on RC1', Anonymous Referee #2, 03 Jun 2021
      • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Balázs Grosz, 23 Jun 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Balázs Grosz, 23 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reject (01 Jul 2021) by Akihiko Ito
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (21 Jul 2021) by Akihiko Ito
AR by Balázs Grosz on behalf of the Authors (25 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (10 Sep 2021) by Akihiko Ito
AR by Balázs Grosz on behalf of the Authors (17 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
To assure quality predictions biogeochemical models must be current. We use data measured using novel incubation methods to test the denitrification sub-modules of three models. We aim to identify limitations in the denitrification modeling to inform next steps for development. Several areas are identified, most urgently improved denitrification control parameters and further testing with high-temporal-resolution datasets. Addressing these would significantly improve denitrification modeling.
Final-revised paper