Changes between Version 72 and Version 73 of Documentation/TrunkFunctionality4


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12/17/20 08:42:33 (12 months ago)
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    140140=== Consistency checks === 
    141 Describes r6614. The code distinguishes between three options to check for mass and surface conservation. These options are controlled by the parameter '''err_act'''. Always use err_act = 3 when developing and testing the code. Note that in addition to checking for mass balance closure ORCHIDEE trunk will also check for the conservation of veget_max and frac_nobio. This is useful to make sure no surface area is lost when moving biomass from one PFT to another following natural disturbances, forest management, land cover changes and when using age classes. In some parts of the code, for example, modules that deal with disturbances, it is assumed that the tallest trees are stored in the last diameter class. When the difference in diameter between diameter classes becomes very small, this assumption could be violated. Therefore, the diameter classes are sorted to enforce the assumed order and where needed the order is checked. 
     141Describes r6947. The code distinguishes between three options to check for mass and surface conservation. These options are controlled by the parameter '''err_act'''. Always use err_act = 3 when developing and testing the code. Note that in addition to checking for mass balance closure ORCHIDEE trunk will also check for the conservation of veget_max and frac_nobio. This is useful to make sure no surface area is lost when moving biomass from one PFT to another following natural disturbances, forest management, land cover changes and when using age classes. In some parts of the code, for example, modules that deal with disturbances, it is assumed that the tallest trees are stored in the last diameter class. When the difference in diameter between diameter classes becomes very small, this assumption could be violated. Therefore, the diameter classes are sorted to enforce the assumed order and where needed the order is checked. 
    142142* err_act = 1 is recommended when running global long-term simulations. Under this option, mass balance closure is checked for all biogeochemical processes but only at the highest level thus stomate.f90 and stomate_lpj.f90. Although the mass balance checks are not very expensive in terms of computer time, skipping the numerous lower level checks is expected to save some time. Under this option the total mass balance error is only written to the history file. No information is provided in which subroutine the problem occurred. 
    143143* err_act = 2 is recommended when developing and testing the model. Now the mass balance is explicitly checked in stomate.f90, stomate_lpj.f90 and all its subroutines. Under this option the mass balance error is written to the history file and if the mass balance is not closed, the warning message will indicate in which subroutine the problem likely originated. 
    144 * arr_act = 3 is recommended when having a problem with mass balance closure. The mass balance is explicitly checked in stomate.f90, stomate_lpj.f90 and all its subroutines. If a mass balance error occurs, the model is stopped. 
     144* arr_act = 3 is recommended when having a problem with mass balance closure. The mass balance is explicitly checked in stomate.f90, stomate_lpj.f90 and all its subroutines. If a mass balance error occurs, the model is stopped. Additionally some high-level consistency checks are made on NBP: (1) the time integral of the NBP (from 0 -> t) should equal the C and N stock at time step t and (2) the flux-based and pool-based calculation of NBP should be identical. These two checks require that mass balance closure and area preservation from all all subroutines being called from stomate.f90 including stomate_lpj.f90. These checks, therefore, represent integrated checks which give confidence for the technical implementation of the C and N cycles.  
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