The project for intercomparison of land surface parameterisation schemes

A. Henderson-Sellers, Z.-L. Yang, R. E. Dickinson

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The Project for Intercomparison of Land-surface Parameterization Schemes (PILPS) is described and the first stage science plan outlined. PILPS is a project designed to improve the parameterization of the continental surface, especially the hydrological, energy, momentum, and carbon exchanges with the atmosphere. The PILPS Science Plan incorporates enhanced documentation, comparison, and validation of continental surface parameterization schemes by community participation. PILPS emphasizes sensitivity studies with and intercomparisons of existing land surface codes and the development of areally extensive datasets for their testing and validation. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1335-1349
Number of pages15
JournalBulletin - American Meteorological Society
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1993


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