Articles | Volume 10, issue 3
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 1291–1320, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-1291-2017

Special issue: JULES-crop: a parameterisation of crops in the JULES land...

Special issue: Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES) – configurations,...

Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 1291–1320, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-1291-2017

Model evaluation paper 27 Mar 2017

Model evaluation paper | 27 Mar 2017

Evaluation of JULES-crop performance against site observations of irrigated maize from Mead, Nebraska

Karina Williams et al.

Data sets

AmeriFlux Site Information (formerly at: http://public.ornl.gov/ameriflux/) AmeriFlux collaboration http://fluxnet.fluxdata.org/

Model code and software

JULES land-surface model JULES collaboration https://code.metoffice.gov.uk/trac/jules/

PySellersTwoStream T. Quaife https://github.com/tquaife/pySellersTwoStream

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Short summary
This study looks in detail at how well the crop model within the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES), a community land-surface model, is able to simulate irrigated maize in Nebraska. We use the results to point to future priorities for model development and describe how our methodology can be adapted to set up model runs for other sites and crop varieties.