Articles | Volume 24, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 5745–5758, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-5745-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 5745–5758, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-5745-2020

Review article 01 Dec 2020

Review article | 01 Dec 2020

Last-decade progress in understanding and modeling the land surface processes on the Tibetan Plateau

Hui Lu et al.

Data sets

China meteorological forcing dataset (1979-2018) K. Yang and J. He https://doi.org/10.11888/AtmosphericPhysics.tpe.249369.file

Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2) FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISS-CAS/JRC http://webarchive.iiasa.ac.at/Research/LUC/External-World-soil-database/HTML/

The ERA-Interim reanalysis: configuration and performance of the data assimilation system (http://apps.ecmwf.int/datasets/) D. P. Dee, S. M. Uppala, A. J. Simmons, P. Berrisford, P. Poli, S. Kobayashi, U. Andrae, M. A. Balmaseda, G. Balsamo, P. Bauer, P. Bechtold, A. C. M. Beljaars, L. van de Berg, J. Bidlot, N. Bormann, C. Delsol, R. Dragani, M. Fuentes, A. J. Geer, L. Haimberger, S. B. Healy, H. Hersbach, E. V. Hólm, L. Isaksen, P. Kållberg, M. Köhler, M. Matricardi, A. P. McNally, B. M. Monge-Sanz, J.-J. Morcrette, B.-K. Park, C. Peubey, P. de Rosnay, C. Tavolato, J.-N. Thépaut, and F. Vitart https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.828

The global land data assimilation system (https://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datasets?page=1&keywords=GLDAS) M. Rodell, P. R. Houser, U. Jambor, J. Gottschalck, K. Mitchell, C. J. Meng, K. Arsenault, B. Cosgrove, J. Radakovich, M. Bosilovich, J. K. Entin, J. P. Walker, D. Lohmann, and D. Toll https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-85-3-381

The Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research and Applications, Version 2 (MERRA-2) (https://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datasets?keywords=MERRA-2&page=1) R. Gelaro, W. McCarty, M. J. Suarez, R. Todling, A. Molod, L. Takacs, C. A. Randles, A., Darmenov, M. G. Bosilovich, R. Reichle, K. Wargan, L. Coy, R. Cullather, C. Draper, S. Akella, V. Buchard, A. Conaty, A. M. da Silva, W. Gu, G. K. Kim, R. Koster, R. Lucchesi, D. Merkova, J. E. Nielsen, G. Partyka, S. Pawson, W. Putman, M. Rienecker, S. D. Schubert, M. Sienkiewicz, and B. Zhao https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0758.1

Mapping the global depth to bedrock for land surface modeling (http://globalchange.bnu.edu.cn/research/data) W. Shangguan, T. Hengl, J. M. de Jesus, H. Yuan, and Y. J. Dai https://doi.org/10.1002/2016MS000686

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The Tibetan Plateau (TP), known as the Asian water tower, plays an important role in the regional climate system, while the land surface process is a key component through which the TP impacts the water and energy cycles. In this paper, we reviewed the progress achieved in the last decade in understanding and modeling the land surface processes on the TP. Based on this review, perspectives on the further improvement of land surface modelling on the TP are also provided.