Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 2813–2838, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-2813-2022
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 2813–2838, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-2813-2022
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 et al.

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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
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
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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.