Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 413–428, 2022
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 413–428, 2022
Model evaluation paper
18 Jan 2022
Model evaluation paper | 18 Jan 2022

WRF v.3.9 sensitivity to land surface model and horizontal resolution changes over North America

Almudena García-García et al.

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We study the sensitivity of a regional climate model to resolution and soil scheme changes. Our results show that the use of finer resolutions mainly affects precipitation outputs, particularly in summer due to changes in convective processes. Finer resolutions are associated with larger biases compared with observations. Changing the land surface model scheme affects the simulation of near-surface temperatures, yielding the lowest biases in mean temperature with the most complex soil scheme.