1. General Model Information
Name: Purdue Mesoscale Model - Land Surface Parameterization
Main medium: air+terrestrial
Main subject: hydrology
Type of model: not specified
Keywords: heat flux, moisture flux, evapotranspiration, surface layer meteorology
Michael G. Bosilovich
Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Science
1397 CIVL Building
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1397, U.S.A.
Phone: (317) 494 - 0690
Fax : (317) 494 - 1210
see also here
The Land Surface Parameterization is a component of the Purdue
Mesoscale Model (PMM). The purpose of the LSP is to provide
better fluxes of heat and moisture into the atmosphere from a
land surface. Applications of the model are in Boundary Layer
Meteorology, Mesoscale meteorology and Climate Modeling. It is
very importnat that meteorologists and agriculturists/ ecologists
collaborate in the development of this type of link in the future.
II. Technical Information
Operating System(s): N/A
Programming Language(s): N/A
The model requires reference level temperature, moisture and windas well as incoming short and long wave radiation. Initialsoil temerature and moisture are needed. Albedo, emissivity,roughness length, vegetation type, soil type, percent coverof vegetation, LAI, vegetation height information is also needed.
III. Mathematical Information
This is published in Boundary Layer Meteorology (73: 321 - 341). If you would like a copy, please contact Michael Bosilovich. Please see:for more information
V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web
VI. Additional remarks
The primary goal of the model is to predict surface soil temperature and moisture and diagnose the surface sensible andlatent heat fluxes used by atmsopheric numerical models.
Last review of this document by: Michael Bosilovich. June 30 1997
Status of the document:
last modified by
Tobias Gabele Wed Aug 21 21:44:47 CEST 2002