A coupled soil-vegetation scheme: description, parameters, validation, and sensitivity studies

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A one-layer canopy and a three-layer soil representation is used. The impact of canopy morphological properties on radiation and momentum transfer in the vegetation is modeled as simply as possible. The impact of the plant physiology on water transport through the vegetation layer is elaborated on in detail. The canopy resistance is calculated as the product of the fractional relative stomatal conductances of different governing factors. The scheme is tested using point micrometeorological and biophysical data. It is shown that the agreement between simulated and measured turbulent fluxes is fairly good. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-284
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Applied Meteorology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 1994


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  • Atmospheric Science

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