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PEAT-CLSM: A Specific Treatment of Peatland Hydrology in the NASA Catchment Land Surface Model

Bechtold, M.; De Lannoy, G. J. M.; Koster, R. D.; Reichle, R. H.; Mahanama, S. P.; Bleuten, W.; Bourgault, M. A.; Brümmer, C.; Burdun, I.; Desai, A. R.; Devito, K.; Grünwald, T.; Grygoruk, M.; Humphreys, E. R.; Klatt, J. 1; Kurbatova, J.; Lohila, A.; Munir, T. M.; Nilsson, M. B.; ... mehr

Abstract (englisch):

Peatlands are poorly represented in global Earth system modeling frameworks. Here we add a peatland‐specific land surface hydrology module (PEAT‐CLSM) to the Catchment Land Surface Model (CLSM) of the NASA Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS) framework. The amended TOPMODEL approach of the original CLSM that uses topography characteristics to model catchment processes is discarded, and a peatland‐specific model concept is realized in its place. To facilitate its utilization in operational GEOS efforts, PEAT‐CLSM uses the basic structure of CLSM and the same global input data. Parameters used in PEAT‐CLSM are based on literature data. A suite of CLSM and PEAT‐CLSM simulations for peatland areas between 40°N and 75°N is presented and evaluated against a newly compiled data set of groundwater table depth and eddy covariance observations of latent and sensible heat fluxes in natural and seminatural peatlands. CLSM's simulated groundwater tables are too deep and variable, whereas PEAT‐CLSM simulates a mean groundwater table depth of −0.20 m (snow‐free unfrozen period) with moderate temporal fluctuations (standard deviation of 0.10 m), in significantly better agreement with in situ observations. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000096687
Veröffentlicht am 02.09.2019
DOI: 10.1029/2018MS001574
Zitationen: 39
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung – Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
KIT-Zentrum Klima und Umwelt (ZKU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1942-2466
KITopen-ID: 1000096687
HGF-Programm 12.02.06 (POF III, LK 01) Cross-Cutting Activity:TERENO-prealp.Alp
Erschienen in Journal of advances in modeling earth systems
Verlag American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Band 11
Heft 7
Seiten 2130-2162
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 10.07.2019
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