Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Model evaluation paper
05 Nov 2020
Model evaluation paper |  | 05 Nov 2020

Description and evaluation of the process-based forest model 4C v2.2 at four European forest sites

Petra Lasch-Born, Felicitas Suckow, Christopher P. O. Reyer, Martin Gutsch, Chris Kollas, Franz-Werner Badeck, Harald K. M. Bugmann, Rüdiger Grote, Cornelia Fürstenau, Marcus Lindner, and Jörg Schaber


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AR by Petra Lasch-Born on behalf of the Authors (05 Nov 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Feb 2020) by Richard Neale
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (04 Mar 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (06 Jul 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (08 Jul 2020) by Richard Neale
AR by Petra Lasch-Born on behalf of the Authors (14 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (05 Sep 2020) by Richard Neale
Short summary
The process-based model 4C has been developed to study climate impacts on forests and is now freely available as an open-source tool. This paper provides a comprehensive description of the 4C version (v2.2) for scientific users of the model and presents an evaluation of 4C. The evaluation focused on forest growth, carbon water, and heat fluxes. We conclude that 4C is widely applicable, reliable, and ready to be released to the scientific community to use and further develop the model.