A functional test platform for the Community Land Model

Dali Wang, Yang Xu, Peter Thornton, Anthony King, Chad Steed, Lianhong Gu, Joseph Schuchart

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The realistic representation of key biogeophysical and biogeochemical functions is the fundamental of process-based ecosystem models. A functional test platform is designed to create direct linkages between site measurements and the process-based ecosystem model within the Community Earth System Models (CESM). The platform consists of three major parts: 1) interactive user interfaces, 2) functional test models and 3) observational datasets. It provides much needed integration interfaces for both field experimentalists and ecosystem modelers to improve the model's representation of ecosystem processes within the CESM framework without large software overhead.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-31
Number of pages7
JournalEnvironmental Modelling and Software
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Community Earth System Model
  • Community Land Model
  • Functional test
  • Photosynthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Ecological Modelling


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