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Global comparison of light use efficiency models for simulating terrestrial vegetation gross primary production based on the LaThuile database

Yuan W., Cai W., Xia J., Chen J., Liu S., Dong W., Merbold L., Law B., Arain M.H., Beringer J., Bernhofer C., Black A., Blanken P.D., Cescatti A., Chen Y., François L., Gianelle D., Janssens I.A., Jung M., Kato T., Kiely G., Liu D., Marcolla B., Montagnani L., Raschi A., Roupsard O., Varlagin A., Wohlfahrt G.. 2014. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 192-193 : p. 108-120.

Simulating gross primary productivity (GPP) of terrestrial ecosystems has been a major challenge inquantifying the global carbon cycle. Many different light use efficiency (LUE) models have been developedrecently, but our understanding of the relative merits of different models remains limited. Using CO2fluxmeasurements from multiple eddy covariance sites, we here compared and assessed major algorithmsand performance of seven LUE models (CASA, CFix, CFlux, EC-LUE, MODIS, VPM and VPRM). Comparisonbetween simulated GPP and estimated GPP from flux measurements showed that model performancediffered substantially among ecosystem types. In general, most models performed better in capturingthe temporal changes and magnitude of GPP in deciduous broadleaf forests and mixed forests than in evergreen broadleaf forests and shrublands. Six of the seven LUE models significantly underestimatedGPP during cloudy days because the impacts of diffuse radiation on light use efficiency were ignoredin the models. CFlux and EC-LUE exhibited the lowest root mean square error among all models at 80%and 75% of the sites, respectively. Moreover, these two models showed better performance than othersin simulating interannual variability of GPP. Two pairwise comparisons revealed that the seven modelsdiffered substantially in algorithms describing the environmental regulations, particularly water stress,on GPP. This analysis highlights the need to improve representation of the impacts of diffuse radiationand water stress in the LUE models. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés : prairie; arbuste; forêt tropicale; forêt résineuse; forêt feuillue; forêt mélangée; forêt; plante; stress dû à la sécheresse; stress thermique; végétation; température; télédétection; modèle mathématique; utilisation; efficacité; lumière; chine

Thématique : Physiologie végétale : croissance et développement; Méthodes mathématiques et statistiques; Méthodes de relevé

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