Articles | Volume 11, issue 3
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 937–957, 2018
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 937–957, 2018

Model description paper 15 Mar 2018

Model description paper | 15 Mar 2018

ORCHIDEE-SOM: modeling soil organic carbon (SOC) and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) dynamics along vertical soil profiles in Europe

Marta Camino-Serrano et al.


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Short summary
Global models generally oversimplify the representation of soil organic carbon (SOC), and thus its response to global warming remains uncertain. We present the new soil module ORCHIDEE-SOM, within the global model ORCHIDEE, that refines the representation of SOC dynamics and includes the dissolved organic carbon (DOC) processes. The model is able to reproduce SOC stocks and DOC concentrations in four different ecosystems, opening an opportunity for improved predictions of SOC in global models.