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Evaluating aspects of the Community Land and Atmosphere Models (CLM3 and CAM3) using a Dynamic Global Vegetation Model



Evaluating aspects of the Community Land and Atmosphere Models (CLM3 and CAM3) using a Dynamic Global Vegetation Model



Journal of Climate 19(11): 2290-2301



The Community Land Model version 3 (CLM3) Dynamic Global Vegetation Model (CLM-DGVM) is used diagnostically to identify land and atmospheric model biases that lead to biases in the simulated vegetation. The CLM-DGVM driven with observed atmospheric data (offline simulation) underestimates global forest cover, overestimates grasslands, and underestimates global net primary production. These results are consistent with earlier findings that the soils in CLM3 are too dry.

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DOI: 10.1175/jcli3741.1


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