Articles | Volume 14, issue 9
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 5863–5889, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-5863-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 5863–5889, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-5863-2021

Review and perspective paper 27 Sep 2021

Review and perspective paper | 27 Sep 2021

Validation of terrestrial biogeochemistry in CMIP6 Earth system models: a review

Lynsay Spafford and Andrew H. MacDougall

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-150', Anonymous Referee #1, 24 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2021-150', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 Aug 2021
  • AC1: 'Response to Reviewers', Lynsay Spafford, 27 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Lynsay Spafford on behalf of the Authors (27 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (01 Sep 2021) by David Lawrence
AR by Lynsay Spafford on behalf of the Authors (01 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (02 Sep 2021) by David Lawrence
AR by Lynsay Spafford on behalf of the Authors (02 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Land biogeochemical cycles influence global climate change. Their influence is examined through complex computer models that account for the interaction of the land, ocean, and atmosphere. Improved models used in the recent round of model intercomparison used inconsistent validation methods to compare simulated land biogeochemistry to datasets. For the next round of model intercomparisons we recommend a validation protocol with explicit reference datasets and informative performance metrics.