Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Model description paper
24 Feb 2022
Model description paper |  | 24 Feb 2022

Supporting hierarchical soil biogeochemical modeling: version 2 of the Biogeochemical Transport and Reaction model (BeTR-v2)

Jinyun Tang, William J. Riley, and Qing Zhu


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-310', Anonymous Referee #1, 02 Dec 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Jinyun Tang, 13 Jan 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2021-310', Anonymous Referee #2, 27 Dec 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Jinyun Tang, 13 Jan 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Jinyun Tang on behalf of the Authors (13 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Jan 2022) by Christoph Müller
Short summary
We here describe version 2 of BeTR, a reactive transport model created to help ease the development of biogeochemical capability in Earth system models that are used for quantifying ecosystem–climate feedbacks. We then coupled BeTR-v2 to the Energy Exascale Earth System Model to quantify how different numerical couplings of plants and soils affect simulated ecosystem biogeochemistry. We found that different couplings lead to significant uncertainty that is not correctable by tuning parameters.