Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 437–471, 2021

Special issue: JULES-crop: a parameterisation of crops in the JULES land...

Special issue: Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES) – configurations,...

Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 437–471, 2021

Development and technical paper 25 Jan 2021

Development and technical paper | 25 Jan 2021

Implementation of sequential cropping into JULESvn5.2 land-surface model

Camilla Mathison et al.

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Sequential cropping (also known as multiple or double cropping) is a common cropping system, particularly in tropical regions. Typically, land surface models only simulate a single crop per year. To understand how sequential crops influence surface fluxes, we implement sequential cropping in JULES to simulate all the crops grown within a year at a given location in a seamless way. We demonstrate the method using a site in Avignon, four locations in India and a regional run for two Indian states.