Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 537–564, 2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 537–564, 2020

Model description paper 11 Feb 2020

Model description paper | 11 Feb 2020

FORests and HYdrology under Climate Change in Switzerland v1.0: a spatially distributed model combining hydrology and forest dynamics

Matthias J. R. Speich et al.

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Climate change is expected to substantially affect natural processes, and simulation models are a valuable tool to anticipate these changes. In this study, we combine two existing models that each describe one aspect of the environment: forest dynamics and the terrestrial water cycle. The coupled model better described observed patterns in vegetation structure. We also found that including the effect of water availability on tree height and rooting depth improved the model.