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Model name About the model Land cover Satellite input? Hydrological cycle? Element cycles? Timestep
+++ SDPRM+++

Simplified diagnostic photosynthesis and respiration model

» user: Bakr Badawy

Simplified, linearized model for use in inversion and optimization fixed AVHRR
no Carbon Daily (respiration) and 3-hourly (GPP)
+++ BETHY +++

Biosphere Energy Transfer Hydrology model

13 plant functional types, 58 tunable parameters fixed fAPAR (optional - can be run prognostically without) yes Carbon Daily
+++ BiomeBGC +++ Biome-level model derived from fixed none Yes (bucket model) Carbon & Nitrogen Daily
+++ JSBACH +++

Jena Scheme for Biosphere-Atmosphere Coupling in Hamburg

» user: Sönke Zaehle

Based on BETHY, and soil scheme from ECHAM5 Dynamic, including disturbance from land-use change none Yes Carbon hourly, land cover updated yearly
+++ LPJ +++

Lund-Potsdam-Jena Dynamic Global Vegetation Model

Evolved from BIOME model family Dynamic, including fire disturbance and response, prognostic none Yes Carbon Daily, with vegetation structure and plant functional type updated yearly
+++ O-CN +++

» user: Sönke Zaehle

Evolved from ORCHIDEE, land surface scheme of LMDz Dynamic, including disturbance from land-use change, prognostic none Yes Carbon & Nitrogen Hourly, land cover updated yearly
+++ VPRM +++

Vegetation Photosynthesis and Respiration Model

» user: Christoph Gerbig, Julia Marshall, Thomas Koch

Combines climate data for temperature and radiation with sat. data and optimizes by using flux towers Fixed EVI and LSWI from MODIS no Diagnostic carbon Hourly
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