Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Model description paper
27 Jan 2021
Model description paper |  | 27 Jan 2021

Numerical model to simulate long-term soil organic carbon and ground ice budget with permafrost and ice sheets (SOC-ICE-v1.0)

Kazuyuki Saito, Hirokazu Machiya, Go Iwahana, Tokuta Yokohata, and Hiroshi Ohno

Data sets

NASA/GSFC/HSL (2007), GLDAS Mosaic Land Surface Model L4 3 Hourly 1.0 x 1.0 degree Subsetted V001 Matthew Rodell and Hiroko Kato Beaudoing

Model code and software

Soil organic carbon and ground ice budget model SOC-ICE-v1.0 Kazuyuki Saito and Hirokazu Machiya

Short summary
Soil organic carbon (SOC) and ground ice (ICE) are essential but under-documented information to assess the circum-Arctic permafrost degradation impacts. A simple numerical model of essential SOC and ICE dynamics, developed and integrated north of 50° N for 125,000 years since the last interglacial, reconstructed the history and 1° distribution of SOC and ICE consistent with current knowledge, together with successful demonstration of climatic and topographical controls on SOC evolution.