publication . Other literature type . Article . 2009

A Revised Hydrology for the ECMWF Model: Verification from Field Site to Terrestrial Water Storage and Impact in the Integrated Forecast System

Balsamo, Gianpaolo; Viterbo, P.; Beljaars, Anton; van den Hurk, B.J.J.; Hirschi, M.; Betts, A.; Scipal, K.;
  • Published: 01 Jun 2009
  • Publisher: ECMWF
Abstract
<jats:p> The Tiled ECMWF Scheme for Surface Exchanges over Land (TESSEL) is used operationally in the Integrated Forecast System (IFS) for describing the evolution of soil, vegetation, and snow over the continents at diverse spatial resolutions. A revised land surface hydrology (H-TESSEL) is introduced in the ECMWF operational model to address shortcomings of the land surface scheme, specifically the lack of surface runoff and the choice of a global uniform soil texture. New infiltration and runoff schemes are introduced with a dependency on the soil texture and standard deviation of orography. A set of experiments in stand-alone mode is used to assess the impro...
Subjects
free text keywords: Atmospheric Science, Geology, Water balance, Infiltration (hydrology), Catchment hydrology, Climatology, Surface-water hydrology, Hydrology, Integrated Forecast System, Runoff curve number, Soil texture, Surface runoff, Meteorology
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2009

A Revised Hydrology for the ECMWF Model: Verification from Field Site to Terrestrial Water Storage and Impact in the Integrated Forecast System

Balsamo, Gianpaolo; Viterbo, P.; Beljaars, Anton; van den Hurk, B.J.J.; Hirschi, M.; Betts, A.; Scipal, K.;