Articles | Volume 13, issue 5
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 2259–2276, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2259-2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 2259–2276, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2259-2020

Model evaluation paper 13 May 2020

Model evaluation paper | 13 May 2020

Evaluating integrated surface/subsurface permafrost thermal hydrology models in ATS (v0.88) against observations from a polygonal tundra site

Ahmad Jan et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (24 Mar 2020) by Christoph Müller
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Computer simulations are important tools for understanding the response of Arctic permafrost to a warming climate. To build confidence in an emerging class of permafrost simulators, we evaluated the Advanced Terrestrial Simulator against field observations from a frozen tundra site near Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow), Alaska. The 3-year simulations agree well with observations of snow depth, summer water table, soil temperature at multiple locations, and spatially averaged evaporation.