Articles | Volume 15, issue 14
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 5567–5592, 2022

Special issue: Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES) – configurations,...

Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 5567–5592, 2022
Development and technical paper
20 Jul 2022
Development and technical paper | 20 Jul 2022

Improved representation of plant physiology in the JULES-vn5.6 land surface model: photosynthesis, stomatal conductance and thermal acclimation

Rebecca J. Oliver 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-2022-11', Anonymous Referee #1, 12 Apr 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2022-11', Bob Su, 28 Apr 2022
  • RC3: 'Comment on gmd-2022-11', Anonymous Referee #3, 05 May 2022
  • AC1: 'Comment on gmd-2022-11', Rebecca Oliver, 01 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Rebecca Oliver on behalf of the Authors (01 Jul 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (01 Jul 2022) by Christoph Müller
Short summary
We introduce new representations of plant physiological processes into a land surface model. Including new biological understanding improves modelled carbon and water fluxes for the present in tropical and northern-latitude forests. Future climate simulations demonstrate the sensitivity of photosynthesis to temperature is important for modelling carbon cycle dynamics in a warming world. Accurate representation of these processes in models is necessary for robust predictions of climate change.