Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
Model evaluation paper
06 Apr 2022
Model evaluation paper |  | 06 Apr 2022

Assessing methane emissions for northern peatlands in ORCHIDEE-PEAT revision 7020

Elodie Salmon, Fabrice Jégou, Bertrand Guenet, Line Jourdain, Chunjing Qiu, Vladislav Bastrikov, Christophe Guimbaud, Dan Zhu, Philippe Ciais, Philippe Peylin, Sébastien Gogo, Fatima Laggoun-Défarge, Mika Aurela, M. Syndonia Bret-Harte, Jiquan Chen, Bogdan H. Chojnicki, Housen Chu, Colin W. Edgar, Eugenie S. Euskirchen, Lawrence B. Flanagan, Krzysztof Fortuniak, David Holl, Janina Klatt, Olaf Kolle, Natalia Kowalska, Lars Kutzbach, Annalea Lohila, Lutz Merbold, Włodzimierz Pawlak, Torsten Sachs, and Klaudia Ziemblińska


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-280', Anonymous Referee #1, 17 Nov 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Elodie Salmon, 02 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2021-280', Anonymous Referee #2, 05 Jan 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Elodie Salmon, 02 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Elodie Salmon on behalf of the Authors (18 Feb 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (02 Mar 2022) by Carlos Sierra
AR by Elodie Salmon on behalf of the Authors (10 Mar 2022)  Manuscript 
Short summary
A methane model that features methane production and transport by plants, the ebullition process and diffusion in soil, oxidation to CO2, and CH4 fluxes to the atmosphere has been embedded in the ORCHIDEE-PEAT land surface model, which includes an explicit representation of northern peatlands. This model, ORCHIDEE-PCH4, was calibrated and evaluated on 14 peatland sites. Results show that the model is sensitive to temperature and substrate availability over the top 75 cm of soil depth.