Articles | Volume 8, issue 4
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 1097–1110, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-1097-2015
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 1097–1110, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-1097-2015

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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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.