Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Model evaluation paper
26 Mar 2020
Model evaluation paper |  | 26 Mar 2020

P-model v1.0: an optimality-based light use efficiency model for simulating ecosystem gross primary production

Benjamin D. Stocker, Han Wang, Nicholas G. Smith, Sandy P. Harrison, Trevor F. Keenan, David Sandoval, Tyler Davis, and I. Colin Prentice


Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Benjamin Stocker on behalf of the Authors (02 Dec 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Jan 2020) by Jatin Kala
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (30 Jan 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (31 Jan 2020) by Jatin Kala
AR by Benjamin Stocker on behalf of the Authors (03 Feb 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (05 Feb 2020) by Jatin Kala

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Benjamin Stocker on behalf of the Authors (11 Mar 2020)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (13 Mar 2020) by Jatin Kala
Short summary
Estimating terrestrial photosynthesis relies on satellite data of vegetation cover and models simulating the efficiency by which light absorbed by vegetation is used for CO2 assimilation. This paper presents the P-model, a light use efficiency model derived from a carbon–water optimality principle, and evaluates its predictions of ecosystem-level photosynthesis against globally distributed observations. The model is implemented and openly accessible as an R package (rpmodel).