Articles | Volume 12, issue 11
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 4585–4601, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-4585-2019
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 4585–4601, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-4585-2019

Development and technical paper 05 Nov 2019

Development and technical paper | 05 Nov 2019

Developing and optimizing shrub parameters representing sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) ecosystems in the northern Great Basin using the Ecosystem Demography (EDv2.2) model

Karun Pandit et al.

Data sets

Meteorological and ecosystem data K. Pandit https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3461233

Model code and software

EDv2.2 ED-2 Model Development Team https://github.com/EDmodel/ED2

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Short summary
We explored shrub parameters representing sagebrush ecosystems within a dynamic vegetation model and estimated gross primary production (GPP) for two sagebrush sites in the northern Great Basin. Comparison with observations from eddy covariance (EC) tower data showed our modeled results were encouraging, although some seasonal underestimates were apparent. We believe our findings on preliminary parameterization of shrub PFT is an important step towards subsequent studies on shrubland ecosystems.