Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Development and technical paper
01 Feb 2022
Development and technical paper |  | 01 Feb 2022

Influence of modifications (from AoB2015 to v0.5) in the Vegetation Optimality Model

Remko C. Nijzink, Jason Beringer, Lindsay B. Hutley, and Stanislaus J. Schymanski

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The Vegetation Optimality Model (VOM) is a coupled water–vegetation model that predicts vegetation properties rather than determines them based on observations. A range of updates to previous applications of the VOM has been made for increased generality and improved comparability with conventional models. This showed that there is a large effect on the simulated water and carbon fluxes caused by the assumption of deep groundwater tables and updated soil profiles in the model.