Getting GARP to grow grass: land surfaces in global climate models

A. Henderson-Sellers

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In this paper I review and preview land surfaces as they have been neglected, parametrised and incorporated into global climate models. From the standpoint of the present, 1990, the progress over the last twenty years has been impressive, changing the continental surface from a flat, bare reflector of solar radiation to a mosaic of homogeneous vegetation and soil "patches' the size of global model grids. I anticipate that the progress in the next twenty years will be at least as impressive and foresee an interactive land surface incorporated into global models by the end of the first decade of the next century. -Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-254
Number of pages10
JournalAustralian Meteorological Magazine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1990


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