Noah-MP captures major hydrological patterns in China

phys.org | 4/21/2017 | Staff
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The Noah land surface model with multi-parameterization options (Noah-MP) simulates the major spatiotemporal patterns of hydrological variables in China, a vast country characterized by complex terrain and large river basins across a wide range of climates.

"This is an important test of this state-of-the-art land surface model," says Prof. Zong-Liang Yang, from the Jackson School of Geosciences, the University of Texas at Austin, when he introduces his work recently published in the latest issue of Advances in Atmospheric Sciences as a cover article. The first author is Jingjing Liang, a Ph.D. candidate from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, under the supervision of Prof. Yang.

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"By comparing the model simulations with multi-source observations, Noah-MP generally reproduces the overall spatiotemporal patterns of runoff and evapotranspiration over six major river basins, with the annual correlation coefficients and the Nash-Sutcliffe model efficiency coefficient performing relatively well," says Liang.

"The temporal trend of the modeled terrestrial water storage anomalies agrees well with the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment...
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