Articles | Volume 24, issue 12
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, Donghai Zheng, Kun Yang, and Fan Yang

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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.