Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Methods for assessment of models
12 May 2021
Methods for assessment of models |  | 12 May 2021

Cutting out the middleman: calibrating and validating a dynamic vegetation model (ED2-PROSPECT5) using remotely sensed surface reflectance

Alexey N. Shiklomanov, Michael C. Dietze, Istem Fer, Toni Viskari, and Shawn P. Serbin


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AR by Alexey Shiklomanov on behalf of the Authors (04 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Mar 2021) by Christoph Müller
RR by Tristan Quaife (12 Mar 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (23 Mar 2021)
ED: Publish as is (02 Apr 2021) by Christoph Müller
AR by Alexey Shiklomanov on behalf of the Authors (09 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Airborne and satellite images are a great resource for calibrating and evaluating computer models of ecosystems. Typically, researchers derive ecosystem properties from these images and then compare models against these derived properties. Here, we present an alternative approach where we modify a model to predict what the satellite would see more directly. We then show how this approach can be used to calibrate model parameters using airborne data from forest sites in the northeastern US.