What is the physical meaning of RSMIN in the Noah Land Surface Model?

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What is the physical meaning of RSMIN in the Noah Land Surface Model?

Post by kwerner » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:30 pm

RC = RSMIN / (LAI*STRESS functions) represents a combination of increasing the LEAF minimum resistence (Rcmin) by STRESS functions, and then dividing by LAI to obtain CANOPY resistence; so for a dense canopy, its CANOPY resistence is smaller than a single LEAF resistence.
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