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Fig1The terrestrial system modeling platform (TerrSysMP) was developed to simulate the interaction between lateral flow processes in river basins with the lower atmospheric boundary layer.

It features three model components: COSMO, CLM , ParFlow and an external coupler OASIS3 that drives the system. This platform allows explicit modeling of land-atmosphere interactions across scales ranging from meters to kilometers via mosaic and downscaling / upscaling approaches. New parameterizations for root water uptake, additional plant function types, downscaling algorithms, and CO2 exchange processes have also been implemented into TerrSysMP in collaboration with B and C science clusters, and are currently being tested.

The website (git.meteo.uni-bonn.de), provides access to the repository of TerrSysMP.

NEW USERS should register in the website and contact Z4 (email: pshrestha@uni-bonn.de) to get access to TerrSysMP.

The site also offers links to extensive wiki for installing the system in various machines. A new suite of pre-processing and post-processing tools has been developed for the TerrSysMP and is available from the website. As an outreach program, a training course was conducted for the PhD students during the IRTG lecture series, forming a basis for the development of technical manual and user guide for the system; and the design of a TerrSysMP course for researchers within and outside TR32.


TR32 Publications for Project Z4


Shrestha, P., Sulis, M., Masbou, M., Kollet, S., Simmer, C., 2014.
A Scale-Consistent Terrestrial Systems Modeling Platform Based on COSMO, CLM, and ParFlow.
Monthly Weather Review. 142 (9), 3466 - 3483. DOI: 10.1175/MWR-D-14-00029.1.

Shrestha, P., Sulis, M., Simmer, C., Kollet, S., 2015.
Impacts of grid resolution on surface energy fluxes simulated with an integrated surface-groundwater flow model.
HESS. 19, 4317 - 4326. DOI: 10.5194/hess-19-4317-2015.

Shrestha, P., Dimri, A., Schomburg, A., Simmer, C., 2015.
Improved understanding of an extreme rainfall event at the Himalayan foothills - a case study using COSMO.
Tellus A. 67 (26031), 1 - 13. DOI: 10.3402/tellusa.v67.26031.

Sulis, M., Langensiepen, M., Shrestha, P., Schickling, A., Simmer, C., Kollet, S., 2015.
Evaluating the influence of plant-specific physiological parameterizations on the partitioning of land surface energy fluxes.
Journal of Hydrometeorology. 16 (2), 517 - 533. DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-14-0153.1.



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