Articles | Volume 8, issue 9
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2701–2722, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-2701-2015
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2701–2722, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-2701-2015

Methods for assessment of models 01 Sep 2015

Methods for assessment of models | 01 Sep 2015

Using field observations to inform thermal hydrology models of permafrost dynamics with ATS (v0.83)

A. L. Atchley et al.

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Development and calibration of a process-rich model representation of thaw-depth dynamics in Arctic tundra is presented. Improved understanding of polygonal tundra thermal hydrology processes, of thermal conduction, surface and subsurface saturation and snowpack dynamics is gained by using measured field data to calibrate and refine model structure. The refined model is then used identify future data needs and observational studies.