Articles | Volume 15, issue 16
Development and technical paper
29 Aug 2022
Development and technical paper |  | 29 Aug 2022

Impact of the numerical solution approach of a plant hydrodynamic model (v0.1) on vegetation dynamics

Yilin Fang, L. Ruby Leung, Ryan Knox, Charlie Koven, and Ben Bond-Lamberty


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2022-105', Gil Bohrer, 07 Jun 2022
  • CEC1: 'Comment on gmd-2022-105', Astrid Kerkweg, 09 Jun 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on CEC1', Yilin Fang, 29 Jul 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2022-105', Anonymous Referee #2, 21 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Yilin Fang on behalf of the Authors (06 Aug 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Aug 2022) by Hisashi Sato
RR by Gil Bohrer (11 Aug 2022)
ED: Publish as is (11 Aug 2022) by Hisashi Sato
Short summary
Accounting for water movement in the soil and water transport within the plant is important for plant growth in Earth system modeling. We implemented different numerical approaches for a plant hydrodynamic model and compared their impacts on the simulated aboveground biomass (AGB) at single points and globally. We found care should be taken when discretizing the number of soil layers for numerical simulations as it can significantly affect AGB if accuracy and computational costs are of concern.