Articles | Volume 16, issue 16
Model evaluation paper
22 Aug 2023
Model evaluation paper |  | 22 Aug 2023

Forcing the Global Fire Emissions Database burned-area dataset into the Community Land Model version 5.0: impacts on carbon and water fluxes at high latitudes

Hocheol Seo and Yeonjoo Kim

Data sets

Global Fire Emissions Database, Version 4.1 (GFEDv4) J. T. Randerson, G. R. van der Werf, L. Giglio, G. J. Collatz, and P. S. Kasibhatla

CARVE: Alaskan Fire Emissions Database (AKFED), 2001-2013 S. Veraverbeke, B. M. Rogers, and J. T. Randerson

GEOS-Carb CASA-GFED 3-hourly Ecosystem Exchange Fluxes 0.5 degree x 0.625 degree V3 Lesley Ott

Model code and software

Global Fire Emissions Database burned-area dataset into Community Land Model version 5.0 - Biogeochemistry Hocheol Seo and Yeonjoo Kim

Short summary
Wildfire is a crucial factor in carbon and water fluxes on the Earth system. About 2.1 Pg of carbon is released into the atmosphere by wildfires annually. Because the fire processes are still limitedly represented in land surface models, we forced the daily GFED4 burned area into the land surface model over Alaska and Siberia. The results with the GFED4 burned area significantly improved the simulated carbon emissions and net ecosystem exchange compared to the default simulation.