Explicit representation of subgrid heterogeneity in a GCM land surface scheme

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Explicit representation of subgrid heterogeneity in a GCM land surface scheme

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dc.contributor.author Essery, R. L. H. en_GB
dc.contributor.author Best, M. J. en_GB
dc.contributor.author Betts, R. A. en_GB
dc.contributor.author Cox, Peter M. en_GB
dc.contributor.author Taylor, Christopher M. en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-06T13:40:45Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T10:33:44Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T12:26:26Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_GB
dc.description.abstract A land surface scheme that may be run with or without a tiled representation of subgrid heterogeneity and includes an implicit atmospheric coupling scheme is described. Simulated average surface air temperatures and diurnal temperature ranges in a GCM using this surface model are compared with climatology. Surface tiling is not found to give a clear improvement in the simulated climate but offers more flexibility in the representation of heterogeneous land surface processes. Using the same meteorological forcing in offline simulations using versions of the surface model with and without tiling, the tiled model gives slightly lower winter temperatures at high latitudes and higher summer temperatures at midlatitudes. When the surface model is coupled to a GCM, reduced evaporation in the tiled version leads to changes in cloud cover and radiation at the surface that enhance these differences. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation 4 (3), pp. 530–543 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1175/1525-7541(2003)004<0530:EROSHI>2.0.CO;2 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/48595 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher American Meteorological Society en_GB
dc.relation.url http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/1525-7541(2003)004<0530:EROSHI>2.0.CO;2 en_GB
dc.title Explicit representation of subgrid heterogeneity in a GCM land surface scheme en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2009-02-06T13:40:45Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T10:33:44Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T12:26:26Z
dc.identifier.issn 1525-755X en_GB
dc.identifier.issn 1525-7541 en_GB
dc.description Permission to place copies of these works on this server has been provided by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). The AMS does not guarantee that the copies provided here are accurate copies of the published work. © Copyright 2003 American Meteorological Society (AMS). Permission to use figures, tables, and brief excerpts from this work in scientific and educational works is hereby granted provided that the source is acknowledged. Any use of material in this work that is determined to be “fair use” under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act or that satisfies the conditions specified in Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act (17 USC §108, as revised by P.L. 94-553) does not require the AMS’s permission. Republication, systematic reproduction, posting in electronic form on servers, or other uses of this material, except as exempted by the above statement, requires written permission or a license from the AMS. Additional details are provided in the AMS Copyright Policy, available on the AMS Web site located at (http://www.ametsoc.org/AMS) or from the AMS at 617-227-2425 or copyright@ametsoc.org. en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Journal of Hydrometeorology en_GB


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