Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 1753–1768, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-1753-2022
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 1753–1768, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-1753-2022

Model description paper 02 Mar 2022

Model description paper | 02 Mar 2022

TopoCLIM: rapid topography-based downscaling of regional climate model output in complex terrain v1.1

Joel Fiddes et al.

Model code and software

TopoCLIM v1.1 code Joel Fiddes https://doi.org/10.16904/envidat.277

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Short summary
This study describes and evaluates a new downscaling scheme that addresses the need for hillslope-scale atmospheric forcing time series for modelling the local impact of regional climate change on the land surface in mountain areas. The method has a global scope and is able to generate all model forcing variables required for hydrological and land surface modelling. This is important, as impact models require high-resolution forcings such as those generated here to produce meaningful results.