(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

The use of dynamic global vegetation models for simulating hydrology and the potential integration of satellite observations

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MURRAY S.J. (1) ; WATSON I.M. (1) ; PRENTICE I.C. (2 3) ;
(1) Univ. of Bristol, Bristol, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Macquarie Univ., Sydney, AUSTRALIE
(3) Inst. for Climate Change and Division of Biology, Grantham, ROYAUME-UNI


Dynamic global vegetation models (DGVMs )are discussed and comparisons of model inputs and formulations are made among and between DGVMs and global hydrological models. It is shown that the configuration of process representations and data inputs are what makes a given DGVM unique within the family of vegetation models. The variety of available climatic forcing datasets introduces uncertainty into simulations of hydrological variables. It is proposed that satellite-derived data, validated thoroughly, could be used to improve the quality of model evaluations and augment ground-based observations, particularly where spatial and temporal gaps are present. This would aid the reduction of model uncertainties and thus potentially enhance our understanding of global hydrological change


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 37, no1 [pp. 63-97]

Bibliographic references : 11 p.

Collation : 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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