Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 857–873, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-857-2016
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 857–873, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-857-2016
Development and technical paper
01 Mar 2016
Development and technical paper | 01 Mar 2016

ORCHIDEE-CROP (v0), a new process-based agro-land surface model: model description and evaluation over Europe

X. Wu et al.

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The response of crops to changing climate and atmospheric CO2 could have large effects on food production, terrestrial carbon, water, energy fluxes and the climate feedbacks. We developed a new process-oriented terrestrial biogeochemical model named ORCHIDEE-CROP (v0), which integrates a generic crop phenology and harvest module into the land surface model ORCHIDEE. Our model has good ability to capture the spatial gradients of crop phenology, carbon and energy-related variables across Europe.