Articles | Volume 11, issue 11
Model evaluation paper
02 Nov 2018
Model evaluation paper |  | 02 Nov 2018

Carbon–nitrogen coupling under three schemes of model representation: a traceability analysis

Zhenggang Du, Ensheng Weng, Lifen Jiang, Yiqi Luo, Jianyang Xia, and Xuhui Zhou


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AR by Zhenggang Du on behalf of the Authors (02 Jul 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Aug 2018) by Tomomichi Kato
RR by William Wieder (21 Aug 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (13 Sep 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (13 Sep 2018) by Tomomichi Kato
AR by Zhenggang Du on behalf of the Authors (22 Sep 2018)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (11 Oct 2018) by Tomomichi Kato
Short summary
In this study, based on a traceability analysis technique, we evaluated alternative representations of C–N interactions and their impacts on the C cycle using the TECO model framework. Our results showed that different representations of C–N coupling processes lead to divergent effects on plant production, C residence time, and thus the ecosystem C storage capacity. Identifying those effects can help us to improve the N limitation assumptions employed in terrestrial ecosystem models.