Adaptive multilevel modeling of land-atmosphere interactions

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Adaptive multilevel methods allow full coupling of atmospheric and land surface hydrological models by preserving consistency between the large-scale (atmospheric) and the regional (land) components. The first case study consisted of coupling two simple models. One model provided the potential and the other the rotational components of atmospheric wind fields. In the second case study, intermittent coupling (every 4 hours) of three versions of the orographic precipitation model operating at 40-m, 60-m, and 80-km resolution, respectively, was established to replicate the precipitation patterns of specifically chosen storms. The third case study consisted of coupling the orographic precipitation model (40-km resolution) to a 1D model describing mass and energy balance conditions at the land surface. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2144-2160
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Climate
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science


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