Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 6273–6289, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-6273-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 6273–6289, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-6273-2021

Development and technical paper 19 Oct 2021

Development and technical paper | 19 Oct 2021

A parameterization of sub-grid topographical effects on solar radiation in the E3SM Land Model (version 1.0): implementation and evaluation over the Tibetan Plateau

Dalei Hao et al.

Data sets

daleihao/Topographic_Effects: Codes and data for GMD paper "A Parameterization of Sub-grid Topographical Effects on Solar Radiation in the E3SM Land Model (Version 1.0): Implementation and Evaluation Over the Tibetan Plateau" (V1.0.0) Dalei Hao https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5565345

Model code and software

daleihao/E3SM: TOP-ELM Dalei Hao https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4549401

Energy Exascale Earth System Model v1.0 E3SM Project, DOE https://doi.org/10.11578/E3SM/dc.20180418.36

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Short summary
Topography exerts significant influence on the incoming solar radiation at the land surface. This study incorporated a well-validated sub-grid topographic parameterization in E3SM land model (ELM) version 1.0. The results demonstrate that sub-grid topography has non-negligible effects on surface energy budget, snow cover, and surface temperature over the Tibetan Plateau and that the ELM simulations are sensitive to season, elevation, and spatial scale.