Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Clim. Past, 16, 1043–1059, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1043-2020
Clim. Past, 16, 1043–1059, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1043-2020

Research article 16 Jun 2020

Research article | 16 Jun 2020

Application and evaluation of the dendroclimatic process-based model MAIDEN during the last century in Canada and Europe

Jeanne Rezsöhazy et al.

Data sets

MAIDEN ecophysiological forest model F. Gennaretti https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.5446435.v1

A global multiproxy database for temperature reconstructions of the Common Era PAGES 2k Consortium https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2017.88

Development of a 50-year high-resolution global dataset of meteorological forcings for land surface modeling (http://hydrology.princeton.edu/data.php) J. Sheffield, G. Goteti, and E. F. Wood https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI3790.1

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Short summary
Tree rings are the main data source for climate reconstructions over the last millennium. Statistical tree-growth models have limitations that process-based models could overcome. Here, we investigate the possibility of using a process-based ecophysiological model (MAIDEN) as a complex proxy system model for palaeoclimate applications. We show its ability to simulate tree-growth index time series that can fit robustly tree-ring width observations under certain conditions.