Articles | Volume 14, issue 9
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 5891–5913, 2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 5891–5913, 2021
Methods for assessment of models
29 Sep 2021
Methods for assessment of models | 29 Sep 2021

Using the International Tree-Ring Data Bank (ITRDB) records as century-long benchmarks for global land-surface models

Jina Jeong et al.

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We have proposed and evaluated the use of four benchmarks that leverage tree-ring width observations to provide more nuanced verification targets for land-surface models (LSMs), which currently lack a long-term benchmark for forest ecosystem functioning. Using relatively unbiased European biomass network datasets, we identify the extent to which presumed biases in the much larger International Tree-Ring Data Bank might degrade the validation of LSMs.