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Volume 7, issue 3
Earth Syst. Dynam., 7, 649–658, 2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
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Earth Syst. Dynam., 7, 649–658, 2016
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the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 29 Jul 2016

Research article | 29 Jul 2016

Divergent predictions of carbon storage between two global land models: attribution of the causes through traceability analysis

Rashid Rafique et al.

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Traceability analysis was used to diagnose the causes of differences in simulating ecosystem carbon storage capacity between two land models: CLMA-CASA and CABLE. Results showed that the simulated ecosystem carbon storage capacity is largely influenced by the photosynthesis parameterization, residence time and organic matter decomposition.
Traceability analysis was used to diagnose the causes of differences in simulating ecosystem...