Articles | Volume 22, issue 1
Research article
08 Jan 2018
Research article |  | 08 Jan 2018

Pairing FLUXNET sites to validate model representations of land-use/land-cover change

Liang Chen, Paul A. Dirmeyer, Zhichang Guo, and Natalie M. Schultz

Data sets

Measurements at paired sites FLUXNET

Short summary
This paper evaluates the performance of two commonly used land surface models in simulating deforestation-induced change in surface fluxes using paired FLUXNET observations. Our results highlight the shortcomings in the energy partitioning between latent and sensible heat flux over different land cover types, suggesting the need to improve the representation of surface heat flux processes in land models to increase confidence in LULCC-climate simulations.