Articles | Volume 18, issue 24
Biogeosciences, 18, 6547–6565, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-6547-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 6547–6565, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-6547-2021

Research article 22 Dec 2021

Research article | 22 Dec 2021

Evaluation of carbonyl sulfide biosphere exchange in the Simple Biosphere Model (SiB4)

Linda M. J. Kooijmans et al.

Data sets

SiB4 simulation output Linda Kooijmans https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5084644

Model code and software

SiB4 model code K.D. Haynes https://gitlab.com/kdhaynes/sib4_corral

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Short summary
The gas carbonyl sulfide (COS) can be used to estimate photosynthesis. To adopt this approach on regional and global scales, we need biosphere models that can simulate COS exchange. So far, such models have not been evaluated against observations. We evaluate the COS biosphere exchange of the SiB4 model against COS flux observations. We find that the model is capable of simulating key processes in COS biosphere exchange. Still, we give recommendations for further improvement of the model.
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