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.

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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
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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.