Articles | Volume 10, issue 12
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 4693–4722, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-4693-2017
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 4693–4722, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-4693-2017

Development and technical paper 22 Dec 2017

Development and technical paper | 22 Dec 2017

Towards a more detailed representation of high-latitude vegetation in the global land surface model ORCHIDEE (ORC-HL-VEGv1.0)

Arsène Druel et al.

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To improve the simulation of vegetation–climate feedbacks at high latitudes, three new circumpolar vegetation types were added in the ORCHIDEE land surface model: bryophytes (mosses) and lichens, Arctic shrubs, and Arctic grasses. This article is an introduction to the modification of vegetation distribution and physical behaviour, implying for example lower productivity, roughness, and higher winter albedo or freshwater discharge in the Arctic Ocean.