Estimating Carbon Flux and Storage: Constraint of the Community Land Model Using Observations at Different Temporal Scales

We have completed data collection and are in phase 2.

This project seeks to improve land surface models (LSMs) using new and existing data collections by building upon a data assimilation system under development for the Community Land Model (CLM). We propose to augment the available carbon and water flux observations with data products derived from a network of already installed phenology monitoring webcams, seasonal measurements of tree growth and tree-ring based estimates of primary productivity. The project is coordinated in phases; (1) data collection, (2) analysis and (3) synthesis.

Project Term: 
2013 to 2017
Project Type: 
University Funded Research

Research Highlights:

A Tree-Ring Perspective on the Terrestrial Carbon Cycle Highlight Presentation
Improved phenology model for CLM Highlight Presentation