Opened 5 weeks ago

Last modified 37 hours ago

#2640 accepted help

Soil Moisture benchmark data and model variable for ILAMB

Reported by: pmcguire Owned by: pmcguire
Priority: normal Component: JULES
Keywords: JULES, soil moisture, ILAMB, model, benchmark, CEDA JASMIN Cc:
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Description

You recently added an ESA CCI soil moisture benchmark data set (monthly averaging done by Alberto Martinez de la Torre at CEH) to the ILAMB suite u-ba594 on CEDA JASMIN. Can you improve the global model←→benchmark matching on ILAMB for the soil moisture benchmark? The model currently uses smc_avail_top because that was what was available from the global JULES model u-as052. It might be better to use smcl[0] or sthu[0], where the 0 corresponds to the top layer. Currently these are not available in the model output.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 5 weeks ago by pmcguire

  • Owner changed from um_support to pmcguire
  • Status changed from new to accepted

comment:2 Changed 37 hours ago by pmcguire

We have implemented the smcl[0] from JULES comparison to the ESA CCI benchmark. This seems to work better than did smc_avail_tot for the UK. But the jury is still out for other regions including the whole globe.

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