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Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 3279–3297, 2018

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Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 3279–3297, 2018

Development and technical paper 14 Aug 2018

Development and technical paper | 14 Aug 2018

Implementing northern peatlands in a global land surface model: description and evaluation in the ORCHIDEE high-latitude version model (ORC-HL-PEAT)

Chloé Largeron et al.

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Peatlands are widely present in boreal regions and contain large carbon stocks due to their hydrologic properties and high water content. We have enhanced the global land surface model ORCHIDEE by introducing boreal peatlands. These are considered as a new type of vegetation in the model, with specific hydrological properties for peat soil. In this paper, we focus on the representation of the hydrology of northern peatlands and on the evaluation of the hydrological impact of this implementation.