Articles | Volume 8, issue 4
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 1097–1110, 2015
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 1097–1110, 2015

Development and technical paper 21 Apr 2015

Development and technical paper | 21 Apr 2015

Modelling climate change responses in tropical forests: similar productivity estimates across five models, but different mechanisms and responses

L. Rowland et al.


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (17 Feb 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Feb 2015) by Hisashi Sato
RR by Nicolas Delbart (26 Mar 2015)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (27 Mar 2015) by Hisashi Sato
AR by Lucy Rowland on behalf of the Authors (27 Mar 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
This study evaluates the capability of five vegetation models to simulate the response of forest productivity to changes in temperature and drought, using data collected from an Amazonian forest. This study concludes that model consistencies in the responses of net canopy carbon production to temperature and precipitation change were the result of inconsistently modelled leaf-scale process responses and substantial variation in modelled leaf area responses.