Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Clim. Past, 16, 1043–1059, 2020
Clim. Past, 16, 1043–1059, 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.

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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.