Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 2063–2084, 2022
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 2063–2084, 2022
Model description paper
10 Mar 2022
Model description paper | 10 Mar 2022

The linear feedback precipitation model (LFPM 1.0) – a simple and efficient model for orographic precipitation in the context of landform evolution modeling

Stefan Hergarten and Jörg Robl

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The influence of climate on landform evolution has attracted great interest over the past decades. This paper presents a simple model for simulating the influence of topography on precipitation and the decrease in precipitation over large continental areas. The approach can be included in numerical models of large-scale landform evolution and causes only a moderate increase in the numerical complexity. It opens a door to investigating feedbacks between climate and landform evolution.