Modeling Regional Land-Atmosphere Carbon Isofluxes


Modeling the Carbon, Water, and Nitrogen Budgets Within the US Corn Belt

Over the past year, these researchers have furthered their development of the Community Land Model (CLM). This land surface model was developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and it represents the lower boundary condition used in global climate models. The Griffis lab's work involves developing and testing algorithms that represent agricultural ecosystems and land management processes within this modeling framework. Prognostic crop phenology and management have been incorporated into the model and the model is being evaluated against 9 AmeriFlux sites. Results show that the modified CLM3.5 with crop phenology largely improved the LAI simulation compared to the original crop phenology.  

A bibliography of this group’s publications acknowledging MSI is attached.

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