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The Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES), Model description – Part 1: Energy and water fluxes

Best, M.J.; Pryor, M.; Clark, D.B.; Rooney, G.G.; Essery, R.L.H.; Menard, C.B.; Edwards, J.M.; Hendry, M.A.; Porson, A.; Gedney, N.; Mercado, L.M.; Sitch, S.; Blyth, E.; Boucher, O.; Cox, P.M.; Grimmond, C.S.B.; Harding, R.J.. 2011 The Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES), Model description – Part 1: Energy and water fluxes. Geoscientific Model Development Discussions, 4. 595-640. 10.5194/gmdd-4-595-2011

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Abstract/Summary

This manuscript describes the energy and water components of a new community land surface model called the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES). This is developed from the Met Office Surface Exchange Scheme (MOSES). It can be used as a stand 5 alone land surface model driven by observed forcing data, or coupled to an atmospheric global circulation model. The JULES model has been coupled to the Met Office Unified Model (UM) and as such provides an opportunity for the research community to contribute their research into world-leading operational weather forecasting and climate change prediction systems. JULES has a modular structure aligned to 10 physical processes, providing the basis for a flexible modelling platform.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.5194/gmdd-4-595-2011
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biogeochemistry > BGC Topic 2 - Biogeochemistry and Climate System Processes > BGC - 2.2 - Measure and model surface atmosphere exchanges of energy ...
CEH Sections: Harding (to July 2011)
ISSN: 1991-9611
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Geoscientific Model Development Discussions is an Open Access journal. Please click on the OFFICIAL URL link to access full text.
NORA Subject Terms: Meteorology and Climatology
Date made live: 31 Mar 2011 09:32
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/13850

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