Articles | Volume 7, issue 6
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, S. Gruber, M. Dall'Amico, and R. Rigon


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AR by Stefano Endrizzi on behalf of the Authors (12 Aug 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Aug 2014) by Jeffrey Neal
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
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.