Articles | Volume 8, issue 11
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 3563–3577, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-3563-2015
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 3563–3577, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-3563-2015

Development and technical paper 05 Nov 2015

Development and technical paper | 05 Nov 2015

Upscaling with the dynamic two-layer classification concept (D2C): TreeMig-2L, an efficient implementation of the forest-landscape model TreeMig

J. E. M. S. Nabel

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Dynamic vegetation models (DVMs) often have high computational expenses, which the presented dynamic two-layer classification concept (D2C) aims to reduce. When implementing D2C into a DVM, a new layer for the dynamic grouping of grid-cells with similar climate and species compositions is introduced. The grouping of cells reduces the number of required calculations. With TreeMig-2L, I present how D2C can be implemented in a DVM and demonstrate that D2C can strongly reduce computational expenses.