Articles | Volume 16, issue 24
Model evaluation paper
19 Dec 2023
Model evaluation paper |  | 19 Dec 2023

Getting the leaves right matters for estimating temperature extremes

Gregory Duveiller, Mark Pickering, Joaquin Muñoz-Sabater, Luca Caporaso, Souhail Boussetta, Gianpaolo Balsamo, and Alessandro Cescatti


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2022-216', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Feb 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Gregory Duveiller, 07 Jul 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2022-216', Emanuel Dutra, 02 Jun 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Gregory Duveiller, 07 Jul 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Gregory Duveiller on behalf of the Authors (18 Aug 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Oct 2023) by Tomomichi Kato
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (23 Oct 2023)
ED: Publish as is (23 Oct 2023) by Tomomichi Kato
AR by Gregory Duveiller on behalf of the Authors (31 Oct 2023)
Short summary
Some of our best tools to describe the state of the land system, including the intensity of heat waves, have a problem. The model currently assumes that the number of leaves in ecosystems always follows the same cycle. By using satellite observations of when leaves are present, we show that capturing the yearly changes in this cycle is important to avoid errors in estimating surface temperature. We show that this has strong implications for our capacity to describe heat waves across Europe.