Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 1295–1320, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-1295-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 1295–1320, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-1295-2020

Data description paper 12 Jun 2020

Data description paper | 12 Jun 2020

The PROFOUND Database for evaluating vegetation models and simulating climate impacts on European forests

Christopher P. O. Reyer et al.

Data sets

The PROFOUND database for evaluating vegetation models and simulating climate impacts on European forests C. Reyer, R. Silveyra Gonzalez, K. Dolos, F. Hartig, Y. Hauf, M. Noack, P. Lasch-Born, T. Rötzer, H. Pretzsch, H. Meesenburg, S. Fleck, M. Wagner, A. Bolte, T. Sanders, P. Kolari, A. Mäkelä, T. Vesala, I. Mammarella, J. Pumpanen, G. Matteucci, A. Collalti, E. D’Andrea, L. Foltýnová, J. Krejza, A. Ibrom, K. Pilegaard, D. Loustau, J.-M. Bonnefond, P. Berbigier, D. Picart, S. Lafont, M. Dietze, D. Cameron, M. Vieno, H. Tian, A. Palacios-Orueta, V. Cicuendez, L. Recuero, K. Wiese, M. Büchner, S. Lange, J. Volkholz, H. Kim, G. Weedon, J. Sheffield, I. Vega del Valle, F. Suckow, J. Horemans, S. Martel, F. Bohn, J. Steinkamp, A. Chikalanov, M. Mahnken, M. Gutsch, C. Trotta, F. Babst, and K. Frieler https://doi.org/10.5880/PIK.2020.006

Model code and software

ProfoundData: Downloading and Exploring Data from the PROFOUND Database (https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=ProfoundData) R. Silveyra Gonzalez, C. P. O. Reyer, F. Bohn, M. Mahnken, F. Hartig https://doi.org/10.5880/PIK.2020.006

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Short summary
Process-based vegetation models are widely used to predict local and global ecosystem dynamics and climate change impacts. Due to their complexity, they require careful parameterization and evaluation to ensure that projections are accurate and reliable. The PROFOUND Database provides a wide range of empirical data to calibrate and evaluate vegetation models that simulate climate impacts at the forest stand scale to support systematic model intercomparisons and model development in Europe.