Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Model evaluation paper
03 May 2021
Model evaluation paper |  | 03 May 2021

CLASSIC v1.0: the open-source community successor to the Canadian Land Surface Scheme (CLASS) and the Canadian Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (CTEM) – Part 2: Global benchmarking

Christian Seiler, Joe R. Melton, Vivek K. Arora, and Libo Wang


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AR by Christian Seiler on behalf of the Authors (13 Mar 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (22 Mar 2021) by Gerd A. Folberth
AR by Christian Seiler on behalf of the Authors (24 Mar 2021)
Short summary
This study evaluates how well the CLASSIC land surface model reproduces the energy, water, and carbon cycle when compared against a wide range of global observations. Special attention is paid to how uncertainties in the data used to drive and evaluate the model affect model skill. Our results show the importance of incorporating uncertainties when evaluating land surface models and that failing to do so may potentially misguide future model development.