Articles | Volume 16, issue 17
Model description paper
08 Sep 2023
Model description paper |  | 08 Sep 2023

Modernizing the open-source community Noah with multi-parameterization options (Noah-MP) land surface model (version 5.0) with enhanced modularity, interoperability, and applicability

Cenlin He, Prasanth Valayamkunnath, Michael Barlage, Fei Chen, David Gochis, Ryan Cabell, Tim Schneider, Roy Rasmussen, Guo-Yue Niu, Zong-Liang Yang, Dev Niyogi, and Michael Ek

Model code and software

NCAR/hrldas: Release of v5.0.0 (v5.0.0) Cenlin He, Michael Barlage, Zhe Zhang, xutr-bnu, David Mocko, and Fei Chen

NCAR/noahmp: Release of v5.0.0 (v5.0.0) Cenlin He, Michael Barlage, Prasanth Valayamkunnath, Dave Gill, David Mocko, and Fei Chen

Short summary
Noah-MP is one of the most widely used open-source community land surface models in the world, designed for applications ranging from uncoupled land surface and ecohydrological process studies to coupled numerical weather prediction and decadal climate simulations. To facilitate model developments and applications, we modernize Noah-MP by adopting modern Fortran code and data structures and standards, which substantially enhance model modularity, interoperability, and applicability.