Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Development and technical paper
20 Feb 2019
Development and technical paper |  | 20 Feb 2019

Using observed river flow data to improve the hydrological functioning of the JULES land surface model (vn4.3) used for regional coupled modelling in Great Britain (UKC2)

Alberto Martínez-de la Torre, Eleanor M. Blyth, and Graham P. Weedon

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Land–surface interactions with the atmosphere are key for weather and climate modelling studies, both in research and in the operational systems that provide scientific tools for decision makers. Regional assessments will be influenced by the characteristics of the land. We improved the representation of river flows in Great Britain by including a dependency on the terrain slope. This development will be reflected not only in river flows, but in the whole water cycle represented by the model.