Predicting impacts of land-surface processes on regional weather

Benefits

This technology is an important component of advanced weather and hydrological prediction.

Challenge

To improve deficiencies identified in treating interactions among vegetation, soil, hydrology, snow, and long-term soil state evolution in the current Noah Land Surface Model.

Solution

Noah-Multiparameterization Land Surface Model (Noah-MP LSM)

NOAH Multi-Parameterization Land Surface Model.
NCAR is collaborating on the development of the advanced Noah-MP land surface model (LSM) which uses multiple physics options for key land-hydrology processe.