Opened 4 months ago

Last modified 2 months ago

#797 new defect

Tree height

Reported by: mmcgrath Owned by: somebody
Priority: minor Milestone: ORCHIDEE 4.3
Component: Biogeochemical processes Version:
Keywords: Trees, canopy, height Cc:


Looking at some PFTs in Europe, it's not clear that the allometric relationships are correct. These were originally derived from forest inventory results. However, the parameters for PFT7, for example, suggest that trees will only be 25 meters tall if they have a diameter of one meter. Trees in the boreal zone will never have a diameter of one meter, but it's not uncommon to see trees that are 18-20 meters tall. Therefore, perhaps the tree height in the model is too small. This could be checked, as it would likely have an impact on the coupling.

PFT6 was also flagged for checking.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 2 months ago by luyssaert

  • Milestone changed from ORCHIDEE 4.2 to ORCHIDEE 4.3
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