Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 1285–1309, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-1285-2020

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Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 1285–1309, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-1285-2020

Development and technical paper 18 Mar 2020

Development and technical paper | 18 Mar 2020

Including vegetation dynamics in an atmospheric chemistry-enabled general circulation model: linking LPJ-GUESS (v4.0) with the EMAC modelling system (v2.53)

Matthew Forrest et al.

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We have integrated the LPJ-GUESS dynamic global vegetation model into the EMAC atmospheric chemistry-enabled GCM (general circulation model). This combined framework will enable the investigation of many land–atmosphere interactions and feedbacks with state-of-the-art simulation models. Initial results show that using the climate produced by EMAC together with LPJ-GUESS produces an acceptable representation of the global vegetation.