Articles | Volume 7, issue 6
Geosci. Model Dev., 7, 2831–2857, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-7-2831-2014
Geosci. Model Dev., 7, 2831–2857, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-7-2831-2014

Model description paper 03 Dec 2014

Model description paper | 03 Dec 2014

GEOtop 2.0: simulating the combined energy and water balance at and below the land surface accounting for soil freezing, snow cover and terrain effects

S. Endrizzi et al.

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RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (12 Sep 2014)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (14 Sep 2014) by Jeffrey Neal
AR by Stefano Endrizzi on behalf of the Authors (25 Sep 2014)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (30 Sep 2014) by Jeffrey Neal
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Short summary
GEOtop is a fine scale grid-based simulator that represents the heat and water budgets at and below the soil surface, reproduces the highly non-linear interactions between the water and energy balance during soil freezing and thawing and simulates snow cover. The core components of GEOtop 2.0. are described. Based on a synthetic simulation, it is shown that the interaction of processes represented in GEOtop 2.0. can result in phenomena that are relevant for applications involving frozen soils.