Articles | Volume 10, issue 10
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3745–3770, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-3745-2017
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3745–3770, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-3745-2017

Model description paper 12 Oct 2017

Model description paper | 12 Oct 2017

A representation of the phosphorus cycle for ORCHIDEE (revision 4520)

Daniel S. Goll et al.

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We describe a representation of the terrestrial phosphorus cycle for the ORCHIDEE land surface model. The model is able to reproduce the observed shift from nitrogen to phosphorus limited net primary productivity along a soil formation chronosequence in Hawaii, as well as the contrasting responses of net primary productivity to nutrient addition. However, the simulated nutrient use efficiencies are lower, as observed primarily due to biases in the nutrient content and turnover of woody biomass.