Articles | Volume 9, issue 12
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 4405–4437, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-4405-2016
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 4405–4437, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-4405-2016

Model description paper 07 Dec 2016

Model description paper | 07 Dec 2016

Terrestrial ecosystem process model Biome-BGCMuSo v4.0: summary of improvements and new modeling possibilities

Dóra Hidy et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (01 Oct 2016) by Tomomichi Kato
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ED: Publish as is (07 Nov 2016) by Tomomichi Kato
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This paper provides detailed documentation on the changes implemented in the widely used biogeochemical model Biome-BGC. The version containing all improvements is referred to as Biome-BGCMuSo (Biome-BGC with multilayer soil module). Case studies on forest, cropland, and grassland are presented to demonstrate the effect of developments on the simulation. By using Biome-BGCMuSo, it became possible to analyze the effects of different environmental conditions and human activities on the ecosystems.