ORCHIDEE is the new land-surface scheme of the IPSL. This scheme is the result of the coupling of the SECHIBA land-surface scheme, which is dedicated to the surface energy and water balances, and the carbon and vegetation model STOMATE. A documentation of the model will be publish soon.
This is forge site for ORCHIDEE.
Are all stored in this repository.
This scheme is an independent model which can be used in either an off-line mode or coupled to the atmospheric GCM of the IPSL. This flexibility is achieved with the
The most difficult part of any model : the documentation.
A number of ancillary data sets are needed to specify the surface conditions for the land-surface scheme.The two data sets needed by ORCHIDEE are described and the netCDF files provided.
Data sets available for forcing ORCHIDEE
A number of standard data-sets have been transformed into netCDF and are ready to be used for forcing ORCHIDEE. The data and the programs which have been used for the transformation are made avaiable.
Internal reports and non published papers on ORCHIDEE, or one of its components, are provided in this section.
See page Reports on ORCHIDEE's meetings
Work in progress !