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


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (15 Aug 2017) by Shraddhanand Shukla
AR by Liang Chen on behalf of the Authors (17 Aug 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Aug 2017) by Shraddhanand Shukla
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (11 Oct 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (16 Nov 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 Nov 2017) by Shraddhanand Shukla
AR by Liang Chen on behalf of the Authors (21 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
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.