Articles | Volume 15, issue 11
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 4313–4329, 2022
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 4313–4329, 2022
Development and technical paper
03 Jun 2022
Development and technical paper | 03 Jun 2022

Implementation and evaluation of the unified stomatal optimization approach in the Functionally Assembled Terrestrial Ecosystem Simulator (FATES)

Qianyu Li et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-414', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2021-414', Anonymous Referee #2, 02 Mar 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Qianyu Li on behalf of the Authors (10 May 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (10 May 2022) by Christoph Müller
Short summary
Stomatal conductance is the rate of water release from leaves’ pores. We implemented an optimal stomatal conductance model in a vegetation model. We then tested and compared it with the existing empirical model in terms of model responses to key environmental variables. We also evaluated the model with measurements at a tropical forest site. Our study suggests that the parameterization of conductance models and current model response to drought are the critical areas for improving models.