Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 843–872, 2017

Special issue: The externalised surface model SURFEX

Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 843–872, 2017

Development and technical paper 21 Feb 2017

Development and technical paper | 21 Feb 2017

The interactions between soil–biosphere–atmosphere land surface model with a multi-energy balance (ISBA-MEB) option in SURFEXv8 – Part 1: Model description

Aaron Boone et al.

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Land surface models describe the different exchanges of mass, heat, and momentum with the atmosphere. They are pushing towards improved realism owing to an increasing number of in situ observations, improving satellite data-sets and increasing computing resources. As a part of the trend, a new parameterization has been developed called the Interactions between the Surface Biosphere Atmosphere-Multi-Energy Budget model. This technical paper describes model equations and theoretical background.