iPILPS Phase 1
Our first step is to force a number of Isotope-enabled Land Surface Schemes (ILSSs)
with forcing data obtained from a high-resolution regional climate model
and to inter-compare the simulations of the different ILSSs, for 3 different sites.
The three sites to be simulated by each of the participating ILSSs are:
i) Wet sclerophyll forest, Tumbarumba, Australia (35° 148°E)
The above sites contain links to pictures, text descriptions and also define
time invariant surface property data that your ILSS may need.
ii) Tropical rainforest, Manaus, Brazil (3°S, 60°W)
iii) Mid-latitude grass & woodland, Munich (Neuherberg), Germany (48°N 11°E)
Forcing data for Phase 1
The following file contains 1 year of forcing data, at 15 minute intervals.
The data complies with the ALMA 'Traditional' convention: see Table 1.
I have suggested additional isotope conventions, also see Table 1.
Forcing data files:
(available, years 2-4)
As background, it is interesting to note that the forcing data used in PILPS Phase 2 (Cabauw), which can be found here,
contained only 8 variables:
SW downward shortwave radiation (W m-2)
RDOWN downward infrared radiation (W m-2)
PR precipitation (kg m-2 s-1)
TS air temperature at 20 m (K)
US wind speed in the "U" direction at 20 m (m s-1)
VS wind speed in the "V" direction at 20 m (m s-1)
PRES pressure at 20 m (Pa)
QS specific humidity at 20 m (kg kg-1)
Q: How well does the forcing data from REMOiso compare with observational data
obtained from these three sites?
A: Plots coming soon!