Pan-European groundwater to atmosphere terrestrial systems climatology from a physically consistent simulation

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Carina Furusho, Klaus Goergen, Carl Hartick, Ketan Kulkarni, Jessica Keune, Stefan Kollet


Applying the Terrestrial Systems Modeling Platform, TSMP, this study provides the first simulated long-term (1996-2018), high-resolution (~12.5km) terrestrial system climatology over Europe, which comprises variables from groundwater across the land surface to the top of the atmosphere (G2A). The data set offers an unprecedented opportunity to test hypotheses related to short- and long-range feedback processes in space and time between the different interacting compartments of the terrestrial system. The physical consistency of simulated states and fluxes in the terrestrial system constitutes the uniqueness of the data set: while most regional climate models (RCMs) have a tendency to simplify the soil moisture and groundwater representation, TSMP explicitly simulates the full 3D soil- and groundwater dynamics, closing the terrestrial water cycle from G2A. Anthopogenic impacts are excluded, the dataset may serve therefore as a near-natural reference for global change simulations including human water use and climate change. The data set is available as netCDF files for the pan-European EURO-CORDEX domain.



Earth Sciences, Hydrology, Physical Sciences and Mathematics


hydrology, groundwater, COSMO, Earth System Model, ParFlow, TSMP, EURO-CORDEX, Water Table Depth


Published: 2019-07-18 01:05

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