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Here is the table for definitions of terms (parameter names) used in LandSurface_bdl.mm

This table has been generated thanks to Rupert's xml2excel.xsl parser.

  • Last update: 01/12/2009
  • Author: gerry

How to contribute to the process of building and governing definitions?

* comment * column: post a comment to the current definition, tell us the motivation for a change (f.e. def-1: "Type" is too vague)

* corrections * column: corrections requested (f.e. def-1: use "climate models families") . If comments suggest a rejection decision (cf (3)DR bellow), this column can be left empty and one can fill directly the "new definition" column

* new definition * column: the replacing definition in case of rejection decision (cf (3)DR bellow) or corrections accepted (cf (5)CA bellow)

* status * column: is for governance decision about definition. Status can be one of the following:

  • (1) DS="definition submitted"; next step is (2), (3) or (4)
  • (2) DA="definition accepted"
  • (3) DR="definition rejected"; it is no worth to submit corrections, next step is (7)
  • (4) CS="correction submitted" (definition not accepted as it stands); next step is (5) or (6)
  • (5) CA= "correction accepted" next step is (7)
  • (6) CR="correction rejected"; next step is back to (4) or go directly to (7)
  • (7) NDS="new definition submitted"
  • (8) NDA="new definition accepted"
  • (9) NDR="new definition rejected"; next step is back to (7)

The roadmap for definition governance may apear somewhat "heavy", but the advantage of these multiple steps is that we do not expect the same person to fill-in all of the columns. One can only provide a comment on a submitted definition without changing its status (1); another person will submit a correction (4) and a third one (or the same one but in a second round) can propose a new definition (7) after having accepted (5) or rejected (6) the submitted correction.

Once harversted a set of accepted corrections (CA), a "new definion" is written and submitted (NDS).

The defintions are fixed when the status DA or NDA is reached.

componentparametergroupparameterdefinition                                                        commentcorrectionsnew definitionstatus       
1LandSurface/LandSurfaceKeyPropertiesGeneral AttributesBasicApproximationsDecription of the basic approximations made in the LandSurface model.DS (gd)
2LandSurface/LandSurfaceKeyPropertiesGeneral AttributesGenealogyHistory of parent models.DS (gd)
3LandSurface/LandSurfaceKeyPropertiesGeneral AttributesCouplingWithAtmosphereSpecify the treatment of land surface coupling with the Atmosphere model componentDS (gd)
4LandSurface/LandSurfaceKeyPropertiesGeneral AttributesListOfPrognosticVariablesSpecify which prognostic variables are included in the land surface schemeDS (gd)
5LandSurface/LandSurfaceKeyPropertiesConservationOfPropertiesWaterTreatmentSpecify the treatment of water to oceanDS (gd)
6LandSurface/LandSurfaceKeyPropertiesConservationOfPropertiesLagOfWaterDischargeValue of the lag duration of the water discharge into ocean.DS (gd)
7LandSurface/LandSurfaceKeyPropertiesConservationOfPropertiesWaterStorageMethodGive further details of the water storage methodDS (gd)
8LandSurface/LandSurfaceKeyProperties/LandSurfaceSpaceConfigHorizontalDomainTilingIs land surface tiling common to all land surface subcomponents?DS (gd)
9LandSurface/LandSurfaceKeyProperties/LandSurfaceSpaceConfigHorizontalDomainTilingMethodDescribe the method of tiling usedDS (gd)
10LandSurface/LandSurfaceKeyProperties/LandSurfaceSpaceConfigHorizontalDomainGridConfigIs the grid used the same as that of the atmosphere?DS (gd)
11LandSurface/LandSurfaceKeyProperties/LandSurfaceSpaceConfigHorizontalDomainMeanResolutionMean horizontal resolution of the land surface model.DS (gd)
12LandSurface/LandSurfaceKeyProperties/LandSurfaceSpaceConfigHorizontalDomainGridCharacteristicsDescription of the horizontal grid used for land surface.DS (gd)
13LandSurface/LandSurfaceKeyPropertiesTimeSteppingFrameworkMethodIs the time stepping framework used the same as that used in the atmosphere model component?DS (gd)
14LandSurface/LandSurfaceKeyPropertiesTimeSteppingFrameworkTimeStepEnter the length of timestep in secondsDS (gd)
15LandSurface/LandSurfaceSoilSoilMapTextureDescription of the relative clay, sand and silt proportions of the soilDS (gd)
16LandSurface/LandSurfaceSoilSoilMapStructureDescription of the aggregate characteristics of the soil particlesDS (gd)
17LandSurface/LandSurfaceSoilSoilMapAlbedoRatio of reflected to incoming solar radiation on a land surfaceDS (gd)
18LandSurface/LandSurfaceSoilSoilMapWaterTableDescription of the level of water saturation within the soil layerDS (gd)
19LandSurface/LandSurfaceSoil/LandSurfSoilHydrologySoilHydrologyAttributesSpecificTilingDoes the model use a tiling scheme within soil hydrology?DS (gd)
20LandSurface/LandSurfaceSoil/LandSurfSoilHydrologySoilHydrologyAttributesNumberOfGroundWaterLayersEnter the number of ground water levels used in the land surface scheme/modelDS (gd)
21LandSurface/LandSurfaceSoil/LandSurfSoilHydrologySoilHydrologyAttributesWaterStorageMethodDescribe the method by which water is stored in the land surface scheme/modelDS (gd)
22LandSurface/LandSurfaceSoil/LandSurfSoilHydrologySoilMoistureFreezingNumberOfGroundIceLayersHow many ground ice layers are included in the land surface schemeDS (gd)
23LandSurface/LandSurfaceSoil/LandSurfSoilHydrologySoilMoistureFreezingIceStorageMethodDescribe the method of ice storageDS (gd)
24LandSurface/LandSurfaceSoil/LandSurfSoilHydrologySoilMoistureFreezingPermafrostDescribe the treatment of permafrost within the land surface schemeDS (gd)
25LandSurface/LandSurfaceSoil/LandSurfSoilHydrologyRunoff-DrainageMethodSpecify the treatment of runoffDS (gd)
26LandSurface/LandSurfaceSoil/LandSurfSoilHydrologyRunoff-DrainageProcessesSpecify processes treated within the runoff and drainage schemeDS (gd)
27LandSurface/LandSurfaceSoil/LandSurfSoilHeatTreatmentSoilHeatTreatmentAttributesSpecificTilingIs tiling used in the treatment of soil heat?DS (gd)
28LandSurface/LandSurfaceSoil/LandSurfSoilHeatTreatmentSoilHeatTreatmentAttributesNumberOfGroundHeatLayersHow many layers are used in ground heat treatment?DS (gd)
29LandSurface/LandSurfaceSoil/LandSurfSoilHeatTreatmentMethodHeatStorageSpecify the method of heat storageDS (gd)
30LandSurface/LandSurfaceSoil/LandSurfSoilHeatTreatmentMethodProcessesDescribe processes included in the treatment of soil heatDS (gd)
31LandSurface/LandSurfaceSnowGeneral AttributesSpecificTilingIs tiling used in the land surface snow scheme?DS (gd)
32LandSurface/LandSurfaceSnowGeneral AttributesNumberOfSnowLayersHow many snow layers are included in the model?DS (gd)
33LandSurface/LandSurfaceSnowSchemeMethodSnowAlbedoDescription of the treatment of the ratio of reflected to incoming solar radiation on a snow surfaceDS (gd)
34LandSurface/LandSurfaceSnowSchemeMethodSnowDensityDescription of the treatment of snow densityDS (gd)
35LandSurface/LandSurfaceSnowSchemeMethodSnowWaterEquivalentDescription of the treatment of the 'snow water equivalent'DS (gd)
36LandSurface/LandSurfaceSnowSchemeMethodSnowHeatContentDescription of the treatment of the heat content of snowDS (gd)
37LandSurface/LandSurfaceSnowSchemeMethodSnowTemperatureDescription of the treatment of snow temperatureDS (gd)
38LandSurface/LandSurfaceSnowSchemeMethodSnowLiquidWaterContentDescription of the treatment of the snow liquid water treatmentDS (gd)
39LandSurface/LandSurfaceSnowSchemeMethodSnowCoverFractionsSpecify cover fractions used in the surface snow schemeDS (gd)
40LandSurface/LandSurfaceSnowSchemeMethodProcessesImplemented snow-related processesDS (gd)
41LandSurface/LandSurfaceVegetationGeneral AttributesSpecificTilingIs tiling used in the surface vegetation scheme?DS (gd)
42LandSurface/LandSurfaceVegetationGeneral AttributesVegetationTypeDescribe the treatment of vegetation typeDS (gd)
43LandSurface/LandSurfaceVegetationGeneral AttributesVegetationMapName and reference for the vegetation map used.DS (gd)
44LandSurface/LandSurfaceVegetationGeneral AttributesInterceptionVegetation interception of rainwater represented?DS (gd)
45LandSurface/LandSurfaceVegetationGeneral AttributesBiomeTypesNames of biomes representedDS (gd)
46LandSurface/LandSurfaceVegetationSchemeMethodPhenologyDescription of the treatment of vegetation phenologyDS (gd)
47LandSurface/LandSurfaceVegetationSchemeMethodLAIDescribe the treatment of the leaf area indexDS (gd)
48LandSurface/LandSurfaceVegetationSchemeMethodBiomassDescribe the treatment of vegetation biomassDS (gd)
49LandSurface/LandSurfaceVegetationSchemeMethodBioGeographydescribe the treatment of vegetation biogeographyDS (gd)
50LandSurface/LandSurfaceVegetationSchemeMethodStomatalResistanceFunctionOfSpecify the dependancies on vegetation stomatal resistanceDS (gd)
51LandSurface/LandSurfaceEnergyBalanceGeneral AttributesSpecificTilingIs tiling used in the surface energy balance scheme?DS (gd)
52LandSurface/LandSurfaceEnergyBalanceGeneral AttributesSubsurfaceTilingIs sub-surface tiling employed?DS (gd)
53LandSurface/LandSurfaceEnergyBalanceGeneral AttributesNumberOfSurfaceTemperaturesEnter the number of surface temperatures usedDS (gd)
54LandSurface/LandSurfaceEnergyBalanceSchemeMethodTypeOfEvaporationFormulationSpecify the formulation method for land surface evaporationDS (gd)
55LandSurface/LandSurfaceEnergyBalanceSchemeMethodProcessesDescribe whih processes are included in the energy balance schemeDS (gd)
56LandSurface/LandSurfaceAlbedoGeneral AttributesSpecificTilingIs tiling used in the surface albedo calcualtions?DS (gd)
57LandSurface/LandSurfaceAlbedoSnowFreeAlbedoTypeDescribe the treatment of snow-free land albedoDS (gd)
58LandSurface/LandSurfaceAlbedoSnowFreeAlbedoFunctionOfDescribe the dependancies on snow free albedo calculationsDS (gd)
59LandSurface/LandSurfaceAlbedoSnowFreeAlbedoDirect-DiffuseIs there a distinction between direct and diffuse albedo?DS (gd)
60LandSurface/LandSurfaceAlbedoSnowFreeAlbedoNumberOfWavelenghBandsEnter the number of wavelength bands usedDS (gd)
61LandSurface/LandSurfaceAlbedoSnowAlbedoTypeDescribe the treatment of snow-covered land albedoDS (gd)
62LandSurface/LandSurfaceAlbedoSnowAlbedoFunctionOfDescribe dependancies on snow albedo calculationsDS (gd)
63LandSurface/LandSurfaceCarbonCycle/VegetationCarbonCycleGeneral AttributesNumberOfCarbonPoolsEnter the number of carbon pools usedDS (gd)
64LandSurface/LandSurfaceCarbonCycle/VegetationCarbonCycleGeneral AttributesListOfCarbonPoolsList the carbon pools used within the model carbon cycleDS (gd)
65LandSurface/LandSurfaceCarbonCycle/VegetationCarbonCyclePhotosynthesisMethodDescribe the method used for photosynthesisDS (gd)
66LandSurface/LandSurfaceCarbonCycle/VegetationCarbonCycleAutotrophicRespirationMethodDescribe the treatment of autotrophic respirationDS (gd)
67LandSurface/LandSurfaceCarbonCycle/VegetationCarbonCycleAutotrophicRespirationMaintenanceRespiration[TBA]DS (gd)
68LandSurface/LandSurfaceCarbonCycle/VegetationCarbonCycleAllocationAllocationBinsSpecify the allocation of vegetation carbon binsDS (gd)
69LandSurface/LandSurfaceCarbonCycle/VegetationCarbonCycleAllocationAllocationFractionsDescribe how the fractions of allocation are calculatedDS (gd)
70LandSurface/LandSurfaceCarbonCycle/VegetationCarbonCyclePhenologyMethodDescribe the treatment of vegetation carbon cycle phenologyDS (gd)
71LandSurface/LandSurfaceCarbonCycleSoilMethodDescribe the methods used within the soil carbon cycle schemeDS (gd)
72LandSurface/LandSurfaceCarbonCycleSoilNumberOfCarbonPoolsHow many soil carbon cycle pools are used?DS (gd)
73LandSurface/LandSurfaceCarbonCycleSoilListOfCarbonPoolsList the names of the soil carbon pools usedDS (gd)
74LandSurface/LandSurfaceCarbonCyclePermafrostListOfGasesWhich gases are included in permafrost?DS (gd)
75LandSurface/RiverRoutingGeneral AttributesSpecificTilingTiling of basins.DS (gd)
76LandSurface/RiverRoutingGeneral AttributesResolutionIs the resolution independant of the land surface resolution?DS (gd)
77LandSurface/RiverRoutingGeneral AttributesNumberOfReservoirsEnter the number of reservoirsDS (gd)
78LandSurface/RiverRoutingGeneral AttributesListOfPrognosticVariablesSpecify the prognostic variables within the river routing schemeDS (gd)
79LandSurface/RiverRoutingGeneral AttributesWaterRe-evaporation[TBA]DS (gd)
80LandSurface/RiverRoutingGeneral AttributesCouplingWithAtmosphereIs river routing coupled to the atmosphere model component?DS (gd)
81LandSurface/RiverRoutingGeneral AttributesDrainageMapWhat type of drainage map is being used?DS (gd)
82LandSurface/RiverRoutingGeneral AttributesQuantitiesExchangedWithAtmosphereWhich quantities are exchanged between river routing and the atmosphere model components?DS (gd)
83LandSurface/RiverRoutingOceanicDischargeTypeSpecify how rivers are discharged to the oceanDS (gd)
84LandSurface/RiverRoutingOceanicDischargeQuantitiesTransportedWhich quantities are exchanged from river-routing to the ocean model component?DS (gd)
85LandSurface/LandSurfaceLakesGeneral AttributesCouplingWithRiversAre lakes coupled to the river routing model component?DS (gd)
86LandSurface/LandSurfaceLakesGeneral AttributesQuantitiesExchangedWithRiversWhich quantities are exchanged between the lakes and riversDS (gd)
87LandSurface/LandSurfaceLakesSchemeMethodIceTreatmentIs lake ice included?DS (gd)
88LandSurface/LandSurfaceLakesSchemeMethodLakesAlbedoDescribe the treatment of lake albedoDS (gd)
89LandSurface/LandSurfaceLakesSchemeMethodLakesDynamicsWhich dynamics of lakes are treated? horizontal, vertical, etc.DS (gd)
90LandSurface/LandSurfaceLakesSchemeMethodDynamicLakesExtent|Is a dynamic lake extent scheme included?DS (gd)
91LandSurface/LandSurfaceLakesSchemeMethodEndorheicBasinsbasins not flowing to ocean.DS (gd)