The aims of the modelling case study described in this chapter were to:

  • Estimate the ozone induced reduction of C storage in living biomass of forests under present (year 2000) and future (2040) climate/meteorology and emission conditions.
  • Assess the influence of climate and species-specific flux and flux-response parameterisations on ozone-induced reduction of C storage in living biomass estimates for present meteorological conditions (year 2000).
  • Assess the influence of soil water stress on ozone-induced reduction of C storage in living biomass by activating and deactivating the DO3SE soil water module for the year 2000.
  • Compare the spatial distribution of AOT40 and PODY estimates of ozone-induced reduction of C storage in living biomass of forests.

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