Articles | Volume 15, issue 22
Model description paper
21 Nov 2022
Model description paper |  | 21 Nov 2022

Implementation of a new crop phenology and irrigation scheme in the ISBA land surface model using SURFEX_v8.1

Arsène Druel, Simon Munier, Anthony Mucia, Clément Albergel, and Jean-Christophe Calvet

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Crop phenology and irrigation is implemented into a land surface model able to work at a global scale. A case study is presented over Nebraska (USA). Simulations with and without the new scheme are compared to different satellite-based observations. The model is able to produce a realistic yearly irrigation water amount. The irrigation scheme improves the simulated leaf area index, gross primary productivity, evapotransipiration, and land surface temperature.