Articles | Volume 19, issue 10
Research article
23 Oct 2015
Research article |  | 23 Oct 2015

Impacts of grid resolution on surface energy fluxes simulated with an integrated surface-groundwater flow model

P. Shrestha, M. Sulis, C. Simmer, and S. Kollet

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This study highlights the grid resolution dependence of energy and water balance of the 3-D physically based integrated surface-groundwater model. The non-local controls of soil moisture were found to be highly grid resolution dependent, but the local vegetation control strongly modulates the scaling behavior of surface energy fluxes. For coupled runs, variability in patterns of surface fluxes due to this scale dependence can affect the simulated atmospheric boundary layer and local circulation.