Articles | Volume 7, issue 6
Geosci. Model Dev., 7, 3089–3110, 2014
Geosci. Model Dev., 7, 3089–3110, 2014
Model description paper
18 Dec 2014
Model description paper | 18 Dec 2014

DYPTOP: a cost-efficient TOPMODEL implementation to simulate sub-grid spatio-temporal dynamics of global wetlands and peatlands

B. D. Stocker et al.

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Simulating the spatio-temporal dynamics of inundation is key to understanding the role of wetlands under past and future climate change. Here, we describe and assess the DYPTOP model that predicts the extent of inundation and the global spatial distribution of peatlands. DYPTOP makes use of high-resolution topography information and uses ecosystem water balance and peatland soil C balance criteria to simulate peatland spatial dynamics and carbon accumulation.