Articles | Volume 16, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 8375–8387, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-8375-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 8375–8387, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-8375-2016

Research article 12 Jul 2016

Research article | 12 Jul 2016

The incorporation of an organic soil layer in the Noah-MP land surface model and its evaluation over a boreal aspen forest

Liang Chen et al.

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This work is the first time that Noah-MP is used to investigate the impact of parameterizing organic soil at a boreal forest site. Including an organic soil parameterization significantly improved performance of the model in surface energy and hydrology simulations due to the lower thermal conductivity and greater porosity of the organic soil. It substantially modified the partition between direct soil evaporation and vegetation transpiration in the simulation.
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