Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
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, Expedit Evariste Ago, Augustine Ayantunde, Sina Berger, Jan Bogaert, Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, Bernard Cappelaere, Jean-Martial Cohard, 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


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CEC1: 'Comment on gmd-2020-417', Juan Antonio Añel, 03 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on CEC1', Rüdiger Grote, 05 Mar 2021
      • CEC2: 'Reply on AC1', Juan Antonio Añel, 05 Mar 2021
        • AC2: 'Reply on CEC2', Rüdiger Grote, 05 Mar 2021
        • AC5: 'Reply on CEC2', Rüdiger Grote, 23 Apr 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2020-417', Zhipin Ai, 11 Mar 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC1', Rüdiger Grote, 23 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2020-417', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 Mar 2021
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC2', Rüdiger Grote, 23 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Rüdiger Grote on behalf of the Authors (23 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Apr 2021) by Hisashi Sato
RR by Zhipin Ai (11 May 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 May 2021) by Hisashi Sato
AR by Rüdiger Grote on behalf of the Authors (25 May 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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.