Articles | Volume 15, issue 10
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 4275–4295, 2022

Special issue: Modelling inland waters in a changing climate (GMD/ESD/TC...

Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 4275–4295, 2022
Development and technical paper
01 Jun 2022
Development and technical paper | 01 Jun 2022

Modeling subgrid lake energy balance in ORCHIDEE terrestrial scheme using the FLake lake model

Anthony Bernus and Catherine Ottlé

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The lake model FLake was coupled to the ORCHIDEE land surface model to simulate lake energy balance at global scale with a multi-tile approach. Several simulations were performed with various atmospheric reanalyses and different lake depth parameterizations. The simulated lake surface temperature showed good agreement with observations (RMSEs of the order of 3 °C). We showed the large impact of the atmospheric forcing on lake temperature. We highlighted systematic errors on ice cover phenology.