Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 3789–3812, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-3789-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 3789–3812, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-3789-2021

Model evaluation paper 24 Jun 2021

Model evaluation paper | 24 Jun 2021

Modeling gas exchange and biomass production in West African Sahelian and Sudanian ecological zones

Jaber Rahimi et al.

Data sets

Modelling Gas Exchange and Biomass Production in West African Sahelian and Sudanian Ecological Zones Jaber Rahimi, Expedit Evariste Ago, Augustine Ayantunde, Jan Bogaert, Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, Bernard Cappelaere, Jérôme Demarty, Abdoul Aziz Diouf, Ulrike Falk, Edwin Haas, Pierre Hiernaux, David Kraus, Olivier Roupsard, Clemens Scheer, Amit Kumar Srivastava, Torbern Tagesson, and Rüdiger Grote https://doi.org/10.35097/437

Model code and software

LandscapeDNDC (v1.30.4) Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, Rüdiger Grote, Edwin Haas, Ralf Kiese, Steffen Klatt, and David Kraus https://doi.org/10.35097/438

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Short summary
West African Sahelian and Sudanian ecosystems are important regions for global carbon exchange, and they provide valuable food and fodder resources. Therefore, we simulated net ecosystem exchange and aboveground biomass of typical ecosystems in this region with an improved process-based biogeochemical model, LandscapeDNDC. Carbon stocks and exchange rates were particularly correlated with the abundance of trees. Grass and crop yields increased under humid climatic conditions.