Articles | Volume 22, issue 6
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3295–3309, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-3295-2018

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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3295–3309, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-3295-2018

Research article 13 Jun 2018

Research article | 13 Jun 2018

On the appropriate definition of soil profile configuration and initial conditions for land surface–hydrology models in cold regions

Gonzalo Sapriza-Azuri et al.

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Arctic and subarctic regions are amongst the most susceptible regions on Earth to climate change. There, models require a proper representation of the interactions between climate and hydrology. Typically these model represent the soil with shallow depths, whereas for cold regions, deep soil is needed. To address this, we run model experiments to characterize the effect of soil depth and temperature soil initialization. Our results demonstrate that 20 m of soil profile is essential.