Articles | Volume 11, issue 10
Model description paper
11 Oct 2018
Model description paper |  | 11 Oct 2018

Development and evaluation of a variably saturated flow model in the global E3SM Land Model (ELM) version 1.0

Gautam Bisht, William J. Riley, Glenn E. Hammond, and David M. Lorenzetti


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AR by Gautam Bisht on behalf of the Authors (26 Jun 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Jul 2018) by Jatin Kala
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (29 Jul 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (10 Aug 2018)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (10 Aug 2018) by Jatin Kala
AR by Gautam Bisht on behalf of the Authors (06 Sep 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 Sep 2018) by Jatin Kala
Short summary
Most existing global land surface models used to study impacts of climate change on water resources routinely use different models for near-surface unsaturated soil and the deeper groundwater table. We developed a model that uses a unified treatment of soil hydrologic processes throughout the entire soil column. Using a calibrated drainage parameter, the new model is able to correctly predict deep water table depth as reported in an observationally constrained global dataset.