An Overview of the Use of the SimSphere Soil Vegetation Atmosphere Transfer SVAT Model for the Study of Land-Atmosphere InteractionsReport as inadecuate




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University of Bristol, Department of Earth Sciences, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, BS8 1RJ, Bristol, UK

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Pennsylvania State University Department of Meteorology, University Park, PA 16802, USA

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King’s College London, Department of Geography, London, WC2R 2LS, UK





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Abstract Soil Vegetation Atmosphere Transfer SVAT models consist of deterministic mathematical representations of the physical processes involved between the land surface and the atmosphere and of their interactions, at time-steps acceptable for the study of land surface processes. The present article provides a comprehensive and systematic review of one such SVAT model suitable for use in mesoscale or boundary layer studies, originally developed by 1. This model, which has evolved significantly both architecturally and functionally since its foundation, has been widely applied in over thirty interdisciplinary science investigations, and it is currently used as a learning resource for students in a number of educational institutes globally. The present review is also regarded as very timely, since a variation of a method using this specific SVAT model along with satellite observations is currently being considered in a scheme being developed for the operational retrieval of soil surface moisture by the US National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System NPOESS, in a series of satellites that are due to be launched from 2016 onwards. View Full-Text

Keywords: land surface simulation process models; Soil Vegetation Atmosphere Transfer SVAT models; SimSphere model overview land surface simulation process models; Soil Vegetation Atmosphere Transfer SVAT models; SimSphere model overview





Author: George Petropoulos 1,3,* , Toby N. Carlson 2 and Martin J. Wooster 3

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