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#703 closed task (fixed)

Check global soil carbon pool

Reported by: luyssaert Owned by: somebody
Priority: critical Milestone: ORCHIDEE 4.1
Component: Biogeochemical processes Version: trunc
Keywords: Cc:


Check whether the global soil carbon pool is between 700 and 1100 Pg C. Following spinup the global soil carbon pool should be within the range of observations.

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comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by luyssaert

For r6904 the cumulated pre-industrial soil carbon amounts to 430 PgC (slow) + 350 PgC (medium) + 15 PgC (Fast) = 795 Pg C based on the analytical spinup (around the year 1860). Note that for the current parameters the global LAI is (~1.9) compared to (~1.3) in Tag 2.1. This higher LAI is likely to contribute to higher soil carbon pools.

In r6862 Nicolas Vuichard proposes to decrease some of the soil turnover parameters. This still needs to be introduced and tested in the trunk.

Version 0, edited 2 years ago by luyssaert (next)

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by luyssaert

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