Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
Development and technical paper
15 Jan 2016
Development and technical paper |  | 15 Jan 2016

Integration of nitrogen dynamics into the Noah-MP land surface model v1.1 for climate and environmental predictions

X. Cai, Z.-L. Yang, J. B. Fisher, X. Zhang, M. Barlage, and F. Chen

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A terrestrial nitrogen dynamics model is integrated into Noah-MP. The new model performs well in capturing the major nitrogen state/flux variables (e.g., soil nitrate and nitrate leaching). The addition of nitrogen dynamics improves the modeling of net primary productivity and evapotranspiration. This improvement advances the capability of Noah-MP to simultaneously predict weather and water quality.