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Matthews and Hansen 1998

Matthews, E. and J. Hansen (Eds.), 1998: Land Surface Modeling: A Mini-Workshop. NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

A mini-workshop on land surface representation in global climate models was held at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies on 14-15 May 1998. The workshop was organized by Elaine Matthews, James Hansen and Roni Avissar. The objective was to obtain improved land surface modeling in the GISS model through collaboration with the outside research community, but also to contribute generally to the land surface/climate research discussion.

The specific topic was the land surface modeling required to study interannual to multi-decadal climate variations. It was assumed that the principal model use will be simulations of forced and unforced climate variability of the past few decades, which are data rich, and climate projections for a few decades. Applications of the land surface models include study of: (1) vegetation response to climate change, and thus also the vegetation of feedback on climate; (2) seasonal to interannual climate prediction, including the role of soil moisture and evapotranspiration; (3) land-use as a climate forcing, i.e., the transient climate effects of land-use change.

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  editor={Matthews, E. and Hansen, J.},
  title={Land Surface Modeling: A Mini-Workshop},
  publisher={NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies},
  address={New York, N.Y.},

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ID  - ma05400j
ED  - Matthews, E.
ED  - Hansen, J.
PY  - 1998
BT  - Land Surface Modeling: A Mini-Workshop
PB  - NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
CY  - New York, N.Y.
ER  -

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