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Special issue | The externalised surface model SURFEX

Special issue | The externalised surface model SURFEX

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03 Sep 2020
Role of vegetation in representing land surface temperature in the CHTESSEL (CY45R1) and SURFEX-ISBA (v8.1) land surface models: a case study over Iberia
Miguel Nogueira, Clément Albergel, Souhail Boussetta, Frederico Johannsen, Isabel F. Trigo, Sofia L. Ermida, João P. A. Martins, and Emanuel Dutra
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 3975–3993,,, 2020
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01 Sep 2020
The latest improvements with SURFEX v8.0 of the Safran–Isba–Modcou hydrometeorological model for France
Patrick Le Moigne, François Besson, Eric Martin, Julien Boé, Aaron Boone, Bertrand Decharme, Pierre Etchevers, Stéphanie Faroux, Florence Habets, Matthieu Lafaysse, Delphine Leroux, and Fabienne Rousset-Regimbeau
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 3925–3946,,, 2020
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07 Jul 2020
Multi-layer coupling between SURFEX-TEB-V9.0 and Meso-NH-v5.3 for modelling the urban climate of high-rise cities
Robert Schoetter, Yu Ting Kwok, Cécile de Munck, Kevin Ka Lun Lau, Wai Kin Wong, and Valéry Masson
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss.,,, 2020
Revised manuscript under review for GMD (discussion: final response, 6 comments)
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05 Feb 2020
An urban trees parameterization for modeling microclimatic variables and thermal comfort conditions at street level with the Town Energy Balance model (TEB-SURFEX v8.0)
Emilie Redon, Aude Lemonsu, and Valéry Masson
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 385–399,,, 2020
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16 Oct 2018
Improvements to the hydrological processes of the Town Energy Balance model (TEB-Veg, SURFEX v7.3) for urban modelling and impact assessment
Xenia Stavropulos-Laffaille, Katia Chancibault, Jean-Marc Brun, Aude Lemonsu, Valéry Masson, Aaron Boone, and Hervé Andrieu
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 4175–4194,,, 2018
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20 Nov 2017
SURFEX v8.0 interface with OASIS3-MCT to couple atmosphere with hydrology, ocean, waves and sea-ice models, from coastal to global scales
Aurore Voldoire, Bertrand Decharme, Joris Pianezze, Cindy Lebeaupin Brossier, Florence Sevault, Léo Seyfried, Valérie Garnier, Soline Bielli, Sophie Valcke, Antoinette Alias, Mickael Accensi, Fabrice Ardhuin, Marie-Noëlle Bouin, Véronique Ducrocq, Stéphanie Faroux, Hervé Giordani, Fabien Léger, Patrick Marsaleix, Romain Rainaud, Jean-Luc Redelsperger, Evelyne Richard, and Sébastien Riette
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 4207–4227,,, 2017
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25 Oct 2017
Sequential assimilation of satellite-derived vegetation and soil moisture products using SURFEX_v8.0: LDAS-Monde assessment over the Euro-Mediterranean area
Clément Albergel, Simon Munier, Delphine Jennifer Leroux, Hélène Dewaele, David Fairbairn, Alina Lavinia Barbu, Emiliano Gelati, Wouter Dorigo, Stéphanie Faroux, Catherine Meurey, Patrick Le Moigne, Bertrand Decharme, Jean-Francois Mahfouf, and Jean-Christophe Calvet
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3889–3912,,, 2017
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26 Sep 2017
Implementation of a physically based water percolation routine in the Crocus/SURFEX (V7.3) snowpack model
Christopher J. L. D'Amboise, Karsten Müller, Laurent Oxarango, Samuel Morin, and Thomas V. Schuler
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3547–3566,,, 2017
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21 Sep 2017
Evaluating the performance of coupled snow–soil models in SURFEXv8 to simulate the permafrost thermal regime at a high Arctic site
Mathieu Barrere, Florent Domine, Bertrand Decharme, Samuel Morin, Vincent Vionnet, and Matthieu Lafaysse
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3461–3479,,, 2017
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21 Jul 2017
Parametrisation of the variety of human behaviour related to building energy consumption in the Town Energy Balance (SURFEX-TEB v. 8.2)
Robert Schoetter, Valéry Masson, Alexis Bourgeois, Margot Pellegrino, and Jean-Pierre Lévy
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 2801–2831,,, 2017
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18 Apr 2017
The interactions between soil–biosphere–atmosphere (ISBA) land surface model multi-energy balance (MEB) option in SURFEXv8 – Part 2: Introduction of a litter formulation and model evaluation for local-scale forest sites
Adrien Napoly, Aaron Boone, Patrick Samuelsson, Stefan Gollvik, Eric Martin, Roland Seferian, Dominique Carrer, Bertrand Decharme, and Lionel Jarlan
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 1621–1644,,, 2017
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21 Feb 2017
The interactions between soil–biosphere–atmosphere land surface model with a multi-energy balance (ISBA-MEB) option in SURFEXv8 – Part 1: Model description
Aaron Boone, Patrick Samuelsson, Stefan Gollvik, Adrien Napoly, Lionel Jarlan, Eric Brun, and Bertrand Decharme
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 843–872,,, 2017
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25 Jan 2017
Implementation of street trees within the solar radiative exchange parameterization of TEB in SURFEX v8.0
Emilie C. Redon, Aude Lemonsu, Valéry Masson, Benjamin Morille, and Marjorie Musy
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 385–411,,, 2017
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16 Jan 2017
Reinitialised versus continuous regional climate simulations using ALARO-0 coupled to the land surface model SURFEXv5
Julie Berckmans, Olivier Giot, Rozemien De Troch, Rafiq Hamdi, Reinhart Ceulemans, and Piet Termonia
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 223–238,,, 2017
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09 Feb 2016
Accounting for anthropic energy flux of traffic in winter urban road surface temperature simulations with the TEB model
A. Khalifa, M. Marchetti, L. Bouilloud, E. Martin, M. Bues, and K. Chancibaut
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 547–565,,, 2016
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02 Oct 2015
Impact of climate, vegetation, soil and crop management variables on multi-year ISBA-A-gs simulations of evapotranspiration over a Mediterranean crop site
S. Garrigues, A. Olioso, D. Carrer, B. Decharme, J.-C. Calvet, E. Martin, S. Moulin, and O. Marloie
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 3033–3053,,, 2015
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10 Jun 2015
Improving the ISBACC land surface model simulation of water and carbon fluxes and stocks over the Amazon forest
E. Joetzjer, C. Delire, H. Douville, P. Ciais, B. Decharme, D. Carrer, H. Verbeeck, M. De Weirdt, and D. Bonal
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 1709–1727,,, 2015
27 Mar 2015
Study of the Jacobian of an extended Kalman filter for soil analysis in SURFEXv5
A. Duerinckx, R. Hamdi, J.-F. Mahfouf, and P. Termonia
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 845–863,,, 2015
20 May 2014
Suitability of modelled and remotely sensed essential climate variables for monitoring Euro-Mediterranean droughts
C. Szczypta, J.-C. Calvet, F. Maignan, W. Dorigo, F. Baret, and P. Ciais
Geosci. Model Dev., 7, 931–946,,, 2014
07 Jan 2014
Evaluating the performance of SURFEXv5 as a new land surface scheme for the ALADINcy36 and ALARO-0 models
R. Hamdi, D. Degrauwe, A. Duerinckx, J. Cedilnik, V. Costa, T. Dalkilic, K. Essaouini, M. Jerczynki, F. Kocaman, L. Kullmann, J.-F. Mahfouf, F. Meier, M. Sassi, S. Schneider, F. Váňa, and P. Termonia
Geosci. Model Dev., 7, 23–39,,, 2014
08 Nov 2013
The GREENROOF module (v7.3) for modelling green roof hydrological and energetic performances within TEB
C. S. de Munck, A. Lemonsu, R. Bouzouidja, V. Masson, and R. Claverie
Geosci. Model Dev., 6, 1941–1960,,, 2013
16 Jul 2013
The SURFEXv7.2 land and ocean surface platform for coupled or offline simulation of earth surface variables and fluxes
V. Masson, P. Le Moigne, E. Martin, S. Faroux, A. Alias, R. Alkama, S. Belamari, A. Barbu, A. Boone, F. Bouyssel, P. Brousseau, E. Brun, J.-C. Calvet, D. Carrer, B. Decharme, C. Delire, S. Donier, K. Essaouini, A.-L. Gibelin, H. Giordani, F. Habets, M. Jidane, G. Kerdraon, E. Kourzeneva, M. Lafaysse, S. Lafont, C. Lebeaupin Brossier, A. Lemonsu, J.-F. Mahfouf, P. Marguinaud, M. Mokhtari, S. Morin, G. Pigeon, R. Salgado, Y. Seity, F. Taillefer, G. Tanguy, P. Tulet, B. Vincendon, V. Vionnet, and A. Voldoire
Geosci. Model Dev., 6, 929–960,,, 2013
30 Apr 2013
ECOCLIMAP-II/Europe: a twofold database of ecosystems and surface parameters at 1 km resolution based on satellite information for use in land surface, meteorological and climate models
S. Faroux, A. T. Kaptué Tchuenté, J.-L. Roujean, V. Masson, E. Martin, and P. Le Moigne
Geosci. Model Dev., 6, 563–582,,, 2013
09 Nov 2012
Inclusion of vegetation in the Town Energy Balance model for modelling urban green areas
A. Lemonsu, V. Masson, L. Shashua-Bar, E. Erell, and D. Pearlmutter
Geosci. Model Dev., 5, 1377–1393,,, 2012
24 May 2012
The detailed snowpack scheme Crocus and its implementation in SURFEX v7.2
V. Vionnet, E. Brun, S. Morin, A. Boone, S. Faroux, P. Le Moigne, E. Martin, and J.-M. Willemet
Geosci. Model Dev., 5, 773–791,,, 2012
03 May 2012
Importance of the surface size distribution of erodible material: an improvement on the Dust Entrainment And Deposition (DEAD) Model
M. Mokhtari, L. Gomes, P. Tulet, and T. Rezoug
Geosci. Model Dev., 5, 581–598,,, 2012
29 Mar 2012
Development and evaluation of a building energy model integrated in the TEB scheme
B. Bueno, G. Pigeon, L. K. Norford, K. Zibouche, and C. Marchadier
Geosci. Model Dev., 5, 433–448,,, 2012
11 Jan 2012
Use of agricultural statistics to verify the interannual variability in land surface models: a case study over France with ISBA-A-gs
J.-C. Calvet, S. Lafont, E. Cloppet, F. Souverain, V. Badeau, and C. Le Bas
Geosci. Model Dev., 5, 37–54,,, 2012
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