Articles | Volume 8, issue 12
Development and technical paper
08 Dec 2015
Development and technical paper |  | 08 Dec 2015

Implementation of an optimal stomatal conductance scheme in the Australian Community Climate Earth Systems Simulator (ACCESS1.3b)

J. Kala, M. G. De Kauwe, A. J. Pitman, R. Lorenz, B. E. Medlyn, Y.-P Wang, Y.-S Lin, and G. Abramowitz


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AR by Jatin Kala on behalf of the Authors (08 Oct 2015)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Oct 2015) by Gerd A. Folberth
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (17 Nov 2015)
ED: Publish as is (25 Nov 2015) by Gerd A. Folberth
AR by Jatin Kala on behalf of the Authors (26 Nov 2015)
Short summary
We implement a new stomatal conductance scheme within a land surface model coupled to a global climate model. The new model differs from the default in that it allows model parameters to vary by the different plant functional types, derived from global synthesis of observations. We show that the new scheme results in improvements in the model climatology and improves existing biases in warm temperature extremes by up to 10-20% over the boreal forests during summer.