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Geoscientific Model Development An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 873-888, 2017
http://www.geosci-model-dev.net/10/873/2017/
doi:10.5194/gmd-10-873-2017
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22 Feb 2017
Exploring new topography-based subgrid spatial structures for improving land surface modeling
Teklu K. Tesfa and Lai-Yung Ruby Leung

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Motivated by the significant topographic influence on land surface processes, this study explored two methods to discretize watersheds into two types of subgrid structures to capture spatial heterogeneity for land surface models. Adopting geomorphologic concepts in watershed discretization yields improved capability in capturing subgrid topographic heterogeneity, which also allowed climatic and land cover variability to be better represented with a nominal increase in computational requirements.
Motivated by the significant topographic influence on land surface processes, this study...
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