Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 6071–6112, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-6071-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 6071–6112, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-6071-2021

Development and technical paper 12 Oct 2021

Development and technical paper | 12 Oct 2021

Accounting for forest management in the estimation of forest carbon balance using the dynamic vegetation model LPJ-GUESS (v4.0, r9710): implementation and evaluation of simulations for Europe

Mats Lindeskog et al.

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Observational data for central European forest sites and LPJ-GUESS simulation data for European forests M. Lindeskog, B. Smith, F. Lagergren, E. Sycheva, A. Ficko, H. Pretzsch, and A. Rammig https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5553194

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Forests play an important role in the global carbon cycle and for carbon storage. In Europe, forests are intensively managed. To understand how management influences carbon storage in European forests, we implement detailed forest management into the dynamic vegetation model LPJ-GUESS. We test the model by comparing model output to typical forestry measures, such as growing stock and harvest data, for different countries in Europe.