The common land model

Yongjiu Dai, Xubin Zeng, Robert E. Dickinson, Ian Baker, Gordon B. Bonan, Michael G. Bosilovich, A. Scott Denning, Paul A. Dirmeyer, Paul R. Houser, Guoyue Niu, Keith W. Oleson, C. Adam Schlosser, Zong Liang Yang

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Scientists from several institutions and with different research backgrounds have worked together to develop a prototype modular land model for weather forecasting and climate studies. The resultant model, called Common Land Model (CLM), is now available for public use and further development. The model includes three elements, including, the core single-column soil-snow-vegetation biophysical code, the land boundary data, and the scaling procedures within a climate model required to interface atmospheric model grid-square inputs to land single-column processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1013-1023
Number of pages11
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science


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