Including Croplands in a Global Biosphere Model: Methodology and Evaluation at Specific Sites

Sébastien Gervois, Nathalie de Noblet-Ducoudré, Nicolas Viovy, Philippe Ciais, Nadine Brisson, Bernard Seguin, Alain Perrier
2004 Earth Interactions  
There is a strong international demand for quantitative estimates of both carbon sources/sinks, and water availability at the land surface at various spatial scales (regional to global). These estimates can be derived (and usually are) from global biosphere models, which simulate physiological, biogeochemical, and biophysical processes, using a variety of plant functional types. Now, the representation of the large area covered with managed land (e.g., croplands, grasslands) is still rather
more » ... c in these models, which were first designed to simulate natural ecosystems, while more and more
doi:10.1175/1087-3562(2004)8<1:iciagb>2.0.co;2 fatcat:4qlielqdlnhq7jax2vjoatrjt4