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.

Related authors

A new snow module improves predictions of isotope-enabled MAIDENiso forest growth model
Ignacio Hermoso de Mendoza, Etienne Boucher, Fabio Gennaretti, Aliénor Lavergne, Laia Andreu-Hayles, and Robert Field
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss.,,, 2021
Preprint under review for GMD
Short summary
Chemical destaining and the delta correction for blue intensity measurements of stained lake subfossil trees
Feng Wang, Dominique Arseneault, Étienne Boucher, Shulong Yu, Steeven Ouellet, Gwenaëlle Chaillou, Ann Delwaide, and Lily Wang
Biogeosciences, 17, 4559–4570,,, 2020
Short summary
HETEROFOR 1.0: a spatially explicit model for exploring the response of structurally complex forests to uncertain future conditions – Part 2: Phenology and water cycle
Louis de Wergifosse, Frédéric André, Nicolas Beudez, François de Coligny, Hugues Goosse, François Jonard, Quentin Ponette, Hugues Titeux, Caroline Vincke, and Mathieu Jonard
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 1459–1498,,, 2020
Short summary
HETEROFOR 1.0: a spatially explicit model for exploring the response of structurally complex forests to uncertain future conditions – Part 1: Carbon fluxes and tree dimensional growth
Mathieu Jonard, Frédéric André, François de Coligny, Louis de Wergifosse, Nicolas Beudez, Hendrik Davi, Gauthier Ligot, Quentin Ponette, and Caroline Vincke
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 905–935,,, 2020
Short summary
Modeling soil organic carbon dynamics in temperate forests with Yasso07
Zhun Mao, Delphine Derrien, Markus Didion, Jari Liski, Thomas Eglin, Manuel Nicolas, Mathieu Jonard, and Laurent Saint-André
Biogeosciences, 16, 1955–1973,,, 2019
Short summary

Cited articles

Anchukaitis, K. J., Wilson, R., Briffa, K. R., Büntgen, U., Cook, E. R., D'Arrigo, R., Davi, N., Esper, J., Frank, D., Gunnarson, B. E., Hegerl, G., Helama, S., Klesse, S., Krusic, P. J., Linderholm, H. W., Myglan, V., Osborn,  T. J., Zhang, P., Rydval, M., Schneider, L., Schurer, A., Wiles, G., and Zorita, E.: Last millennium Northern Hemisphere summer temperatures from tree rings: Part II, spatially resolved reconstructions, Quaternary Sci. Rev., 163, 1–22,, 2017. a, b
Babst, F., Poulter, B., Trouet, V., Tan, K., Neuwirth, B., Wilson, R., Carrer,  M., Grabner, M., Tegel, W., Levanic, T., Panayotov, M., Urbinati, C., Bouriaud, O., Ciais, P., and Frank, D.: Site- and species-specific responses of forest growth to climate across the European continent, Global Ecol. Biogeogr., 22, 706–717,, 2013. a, b, c
Boucher, É., Guiot, J., Hatté, C., Daux, V., Danis, P.-A., and Dussouillez, P.: An inverse modeling approach for tree-ring-based climate reconstructions under changing atmospheric CO2 concentrations, Biogeosciences, 11, 3245–3258,, 2014. a, b, c
Boucher, E., Nicault, A., Arseneault, D., Bégin, Y., and Karami, M. P.: Decadal variations in Eastern Canada's taiga wood biomass production forced by ocean-atmosphere interactions, Sci. Rep., 7, 1–13,, 2017. a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k
Breitenmoser, P., Brönnimann, S., and Frank, D.: Forward modelling of tree-ring width and comparison with a global network of tree-ring chronologies, Clim. Past, 10, 437–449,, 2014. a, b, c
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.