Sublimation of Snow from Coniferous Forests in a Climate Model

  title={Sublimation of Snow from Coniferous Forests in a Climate Model},
  author={Richard Essery and John W. Pomeroy and Juha Parviainen and Pascal Storck},
  journal={Journal of Climate},
Improved representations of snow interception by coniferous forest canopies and sublimation of intercepted snow are implemented in a land surface model. Driven with meteorological observations from forested sites in Canada, the United States, and Sweden, the modified model is found to give reduced sublimation, better simulations of snow loads on and below canopies, and improved predictions of snowmelt runoff. When coupled to an atmospheric model in a GCM, however, drying and warming of the air… 

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