Design and Application of a Community Land Benchmarking System for Earth System Models

Mingquan Mu1, Forrest M. Hoffman2, David M Lawrence3, William J Riley4, Gretchen Keppel-Aleks5, Charles D Koven4, Erik Ben Kluzek3, Jiafu Mao6 and James Tremper Randerson7, (1)University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, (2)University of California Irvine, Department of Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States, (3)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (5)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (6)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (7)University of California Irvine, Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States