About ORCHIDEE

Ongoing developments

Physical

  • An improved canopy radiation transfer scheme
  • A multi-layer energy budget
  • Implementation of the dynamics of snow packing and snow melt
  • The inclusion of isotopes (18O and 13C)

Biogeochemical

  • Introduction of parameter sets for new PFTs, to drive the externalized version
  • Soil micro-organism representation for SOM decomposition
  • DOC/DIC production and leaching
  • Simulation of forest fires, based on the SPITFIRE model
  • Forest demography, including stochastic processes

Anthropogenic

  • Differentiating forest management
  • Biofuel crop management
  • New crop specific modules (such as rice and sugar cane)

Code structure

  • Development of the “Adjoint” code

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