Articles | Volume 10, issue 4
Model evaluation paper
18 Apr 2017
Model evaluation paper |  | 18 Apr 2017

The interactions between soil–biosphere–atmosphere (ISBA) land surface model multi-energy balance (MEB) option in SURFEXv8 – Part 2: Introduction of a litter formulation and model evaluation for local-scale forest sites

Adrien Napoly, Aaron Boone, Patrick Samuelsson, Stefan Gollvik, Eric Martin, Roland Seferian, Dominique Carrer, Bertrand Decharme, and Lionel Jarlan

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Cited articles

Andrade, J. A. V., Abreu, F. M. G. D., and Madeira, M. A. V.: Influence of litter layer removal on the soil thermal regime of a pine forest in a Mediterranean climate, Rev. Bras. Ciênc. Solo, 34, 1481–1490, 2010.
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This paper is the second part of a new parameterization for canopy representation that has been developed in the Interactions between the Surface Biosphere Atmosphere model (ISBA). A module for the explicit representation of the litter bellow forest canopies has been added. Then, the first evaluation of these new developments is performed at local scale among three well-instrumented sites and then at the global scale using the FLUXNET network.