River Routing

Two-way coupling between the sub-grid land surface and river networks in Earth system models

Although there have been significant advances in river routing and sub-grid heterogeneity (i.e., tiling) schemes in Earth system models over the past decade, there has yet to be a concerted effort to couple these two concepts. This paper aims to bridge this gap through the development of a two-way coupling between sub-grid tiles and river networks in a field-scale resolving land surface model. The scheme is implemented and tested over a 1‚ÄČarc degree domain in Oklahoma, United States.