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https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-1387-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-1387-2016
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04 Mar 2016
Research article |  | 04 Mar 2016

Modeling spatiotemporal dynamics of global wetlands: comprehensive evaluation of a new sub-grid TOPMODEL parameterization and uncertainties

Zhen Zhang, Niklaus E. Zimmermann, Jed O. Kaplan, and Benjamin Poulter

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This study investigates improvements and uncertainties associated with estimating global inundated area and wetland CH4 emissions using TOPMODEL. Different topographic information and catchment aggregation schemes are evaluated against seasonal and permanently inundated wetland observations. Reducing uncertainty in prognostic wetland dynamics modeling must take into account forcing data as well as topographic scaling schemes.
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