Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
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, Gautam Bisht, Yu Gu, Wei-Liang Lee, Kuo-Nan Liou, and L. Ruby Leung

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

Model code and software

daleihao/E3SM: TOP-ELM Dalei Hao

Energy Exascale Earth System Model v1.0 E3SM Project, DOE

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.