Planned Future Work

Planned Future Work

The following tasks are under consideration for the next phase of this project:

  1. Add representation of soil chemistry and interaction with vegetation
  2. Implement more complex vegetation processes based on recent developments in Tethys-Chloris and/or other models
  3. Sequester SOIL component of OLAM-SOIL so that it can be run as a stand-alone model or interfaced with other atmospheric models
  4. Work with developers and users of independent focused process models for possible linking with OLAM-SOIL; this will help enable process interaction with the full Earth climate system and foster interdisciplinary collaboration
  5. Apply OLAM-SOIL in selected research investigations

 

 

Original OLAM/LEAF
Figure 1. Original OLAM/LEAF arrangement of atmosphere grid cells (black hexagons) and land cells (polygons bounded by light blue lines). Color-contoured field is topographic height.

 

New arrangment
Figure 2. New arrangement of atmosphere grid cells (black hexagons) and land cells (hexagons bounded by light blue lines) in OLAM-SOIL configuration.