Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 1253–1265, 2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 1253–1265, 2021

Model evaluation paper 08 Mar 2021

Model evaluation paper | 08 Mar 2021

Using the anomaly forcing Community Land Model (CLM 4.5) for crop yield projections

Yaqiong Lu and Xianyu Yang

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Crop growth in land surface models normally requires high-temporal-resolution climate data, but such high-temporal-resolution climate data are not provided by many climate model simulations due to expensive storage, which limits modeling choices if there is an interest in a particular climate simulation that only saved monthly outputs. Our work provides an alternative way to use the monthly climate for crop yield projections. Such an approach could be easily adopted by other crop models.