How does WRF use the MAX and MIN albedo?

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How does WRF use the MAX and MIN albedo?

Post by kwerner » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:34 pm

If you take a look in the WRFV3/run/VEGPARM.TBL file, you will see ALBEDOMIN and ALBEDOMAX, corresponding to each landuse type. The Noah LSM scheme will read this file, then calculate albedo based on the vegetation cover fraction, and the max/min albedo. For more details, you can see the file WRFV3/phys/module_sf_noahlsm.F
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