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dc.contributor.author C. en_US
dc.contributor.author P. en_US
dc.contributor.author R. en_US
dc.contributor.author Richard en_US
dc.contributor.author M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-09-19T15:22:14Z
dc.date.available 2006-09-19T15:22:14Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/1525-7541(2003)004<0530:EROSHI>2.0.CO;2 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Taylor , C , Cox , P , Betts , R , Essery , R & Best , M 2003 , ' Explicit representation of subgrid heterogeneity in a GCM land-surface scheme ' Journal of Hydrometeorology , vol 4 , pp. 530-543 . , 10.1175/1525-7541(2003)004<0530:EROSHI>2.0.CO;2 en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 71172 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/271 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/271
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_US
dc.format.extent 14 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Hydrometeorology en_US
dc.title Explicit representation of subgrid heterogeneity in a GCM land-surface scheme en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Aberystwyth University en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Centre for Glaciology en_US


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