Groundwater in Earth system Models


GEM (LEFE 2014)

I-GEM (ANR 2014)

I-GEM (ANR-MoST 2014)
I-GEM: Impact of Groundwater in Earth systems Models

Our main goal is to explore the impacts of groundwater (GW) on regional and global climate, and its links to water resources availability, through model analyses. To this end, our Franco-Taiwanese consortium offers a unique opportunity to compare the sensitivity of simulated climate to different GW parametrizations within 3 different climate models: the French IPSL and CNRM-GAME climate models, and the American NCAR climate model (CESM), modified and used here by the Taiwanese team at NTU (National Taiwan University)... learn more
  • Submitted pre-proposal (Oct. 2013): PDF
  • Full proposal (May 2014): PDF
  • Franco-Taiwanese project funded by ANR and MoST for five years starting in Oct. 2014
  • Task 1 : idealized experiment with forced water table depth
    • Simulation protocol: DOC (updated on Dec 1, 2015)
    • Output variables: XLS (updated on Dec 1, 2015)
    • First presented at EGU 2016, Session CL4.11, April 2016 (Vienna, Austria)
  • Tasks 2-3: simulations with dynamic water tables
    • Simulation protocol: DOC (updated on Dec 18, 2018)
    • Output variables: XLS (updated on Jan 31, 2019)
    • Task report (March 6, 2020)
  • Papers produced by the project
    • Ducharne A., Lo MH, Colin J, Decharme B, Chien RY, Cheruy F, Ghattas J, Tyteca S, Wu WY, Lan CW. Compared sensitivity of land surface fluxes to water table depth in three climate models. To be submitted to JGR-Atmosphere in September 2020.

    • Gleeson T, Wagener T, Doell P, Zipper SC, West C, Wada Y, Taylor R, Scanlon B, Rosolem R, Rahman S, Oshinlaja N, Lo MH, Kim H, Hill M, Hartmann A, Fogg G, Famiglietti JS, Ducharne A, de Graaf I, Cuthbert M, Condon L, Bresciani E, Bierkens MFP. Improving the evaluation of groundwater representation in continental to global scale models. Submitted to HESS Opinions in July 2020. HESSD link

    • Wu WY, Lo MH, Wada Y, Famiglietti JS, Reager JT, Yeh PJF, Ducharne A, Yang ZL (2020). Divergent effects of climate change on future groundwater availability in key mid-latitude aquifers. Nature Communications, 11, 3710. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-17581-y

    • Decharme B., Delire C., Minvielle M., Colin J., Vergnes J.-P., Alias A., Saint-Martin D., Seferian R., Senesi S., Voldoire A., (2019). Recent changes in the ISBA-CTRIP land surface system for use in the CNRM-CM6 climate model and in global off-line hydrological applications. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 11, doi:10.1029/2018MS001545.

    • Rashid M, Chien RY, Ducharne A, Kim H, Yeh PJF, Peugeot C, Boone A, He X, Seguis L, Yabu Y, Boukari M, Lo MH (2019). Evaluation of groundwater simulations in Benin from the ALMIP2 project. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 20, 339-354, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-18-0025.1.

    • Tootchi A, Jost A, Ducharne A (2019). Multi-source global wetland maps combining surface water imagery and groundwater constraints. Earth System Science data, 11, 189-220, doi: 10.5194/essd-11-189-2019.

    • Wang F, Ducharne A, Cheruy F, Lo MH, Grandpeix JL (2018). Impact of a shallow groundwater table on the global water cycle in the IPSL land-atmosphere coupled model, Climate Dynamics, 50, 3505-3522, doi:10.1007/s00382-017-3820-9.

    • Schneider AS, Jost A, Coulon C, Silvestre M, Thery S, Ducharne A (2017). Global scale river network extraction based on high-resolution topography, constrained by lithology, climate, slope, and observed drainage density. Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 2773-2781, doi:10.1002/2016GL071844

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