Articles | Volume 13, issue 7
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 3299–3318, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-3299-2020

Special issue: Evaluation of Model Intercomparison Projects

Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 3299–3318, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-3299-2020

Model evaluation paper 17 Jul 2020

Model evaluation paper | 17 Jul 2020

Quantitative assessment of fire and vegetation properties in simulations with fire-enabled vegetation models from the Fire Model Intercomparison Project

Stijn Hantson et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (27 May 2020) by Julia Hargreaves
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ED: Publish as is (22 Jun 2020) by Julia Hargreaves
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Global fire–vegetation models are widely used, but there has been limited evaluation of how well they represent various aspects of fire regimes. Here we perform a systematic evaluation of simulations made by nine FireMIP models in order to quantify their ability to reproduce a range of fire and vegetation benchmarks. While some FireMIP models are better at representing certain aspects of the fire regime, no model clearly outperforms all other models across the full range of variables assessed.