Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 1971–1994, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-1971-2022
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 1971–1994, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-1971-2022

Model evaluation paper 09 Mar 2022

Model evaluation paper | 09 Mar 2022

Global evaluation of the Ecosystem Demography model (ED v3.0)

Lei Ma et al.

Model code and software

Global evaluation of the Ecosystem Demography model (ED v3.0) Lei Ma, George Hurtt, Lesley Ott, Ritvik Sahajpal, Justin Fisk, Rachel Lamb, Hao Tang Steve Flanagan, Louise Chini, Abhishek Chatterjee, and Joseph Sullivan https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5236771

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We present a global version of the Ecosystem Demography (ED) model which can track vegetation 3-D structure and scale up ecological processes from individual vegetation to ecosystem scale. Model evaluation against multiple benchmarking datasets demonstrated the model’s capability to simulate global vegetation dynamics across a range of temporal and spatial scales. With this version, ED has the potential to be linked with remote sensing observations to address key scientific questions.