Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
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, Kristoffer Aalstad, and Michael Lehning


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-60', Richard L.H. Essery, 09 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Joel Fiddes, 22 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2021-60', Anonymous Referee #2, 09 Aug 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Joel Fiddes, 22 Nov 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on gmd-2021-60', Anonymous Referee #3, 23 Aug 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Joel Fiddes, 23 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Joel Fiddes on behalf of the Authors (01 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Dec 2021) by Fabien Maussion
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (07 Jan 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 Jan 2022) by Fabien Maussion
AR by Joel Fiddes on behalf of the Authors (24 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
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.