Articles | Volume 12, issue 9
Model evaluation paper
20 Sep 2019
Model evaluation paper |  | 20 Sep 2019

Parameter calibration and stomatal conductance formulation comparison for boreal forests with adaptive population importance sampler in the land surface model JSBACH

Jarmo Mäkelä, Jürgen Knauer, Mika Aurela, Andrew Black, Martin Heimann, Hideki Kobayashi, Annalea Lohila, Ivan Mammarella, Hank Margolis, Tiina Markkanen, Jouni Susiluoto, Tea Thum, Toni Viskari, Sönke Zaehle, and Tuula Aalto


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AR by Jarmo Mäkelä on behalf of the Authors (07 Jun 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Jun 2019) by Hisashi Sato
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (29 Jun 2019)
RR by Hisashi Sato (10 Jul 2019)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (19 Jul 2019) by Hisashi Sato
AR by Jarmo Mäkelä on behalf of the Authors (16 Aug 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (26 Aug 2019) by Hisashi Sato
Short summary
We assess the differences of six stomatal conductance formulations, embedded into a land–vegetation model JSBACH, on 10 boreal coniferous evergreen forest sites. We calibrate the model parameters using all six functions in a multi-year experiment, as well as for a separate drought event at one of the sites, using the adaptive population importance sampler. The analysis reveals weaknesses in the stomatal conductance formulation-dependent model behaviour that we are able to partially amend.