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You will find here information on the code itself, dealing with either scientific or technical aspects. Information on how to use the model can be find elsewhere (Scripts page).

Scientific documentation

  • ORCHIDEE has now an scientific documentation embedded into its code that generates html and pdf versions. See ORCHIDEE_DOC page for knowing more.
  • CMIP5 METAFOR questionary.
  • Parameters: list of the parameters used by the model (to complete)

Main Presentations

Papers of reference

  • Ducoudré, Nathalie I., Laval, Katia, et Perrier, Alain (1993). SECHIBA, a New Set of Parameterizations of the Hydrologic Exchanges at the Land-Atmosphere Interface within the LMD Atmospheric General Circulation Model. Journal of Climate, 6(2),
  • Polcher, J., Laval, K., Dümenil, L., Lean, J., et Rowntree, P. R. (1996). Comparing three land surface schemes used in general circulation models. Journal of Hydrology, 180(1-4), 373--394. link
  • Ducharne, A., Laval, K., et Polcher, J. (1998). Sensitivity of the hydrological cycle to the parametrization of soil hydrology in a GCM. Climate Dynamics, 14, 307--327. link
  • Rosnay, P. de et Polcher, J. (1999). Modelling root water uptake in a complex land surface scheme coupled to a GCM. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 2(2/3), 239--255. link
  • Krinner, G., Viovy, N., Noblet-Ducoudre, N. de, Ogee, J., Polcher, J., Friedlingstein, P., Ciais, P., Sitch, S., and Prentice, I. C (2005). A dynamic global vegetation model for studies of the coupled atmosphere-biosphere system. Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 19, GB1015. link
  • d'Orgeval, T. et Polcher, J. (2008). Impacts of precipitation events and land-use changes on West African river discharges during the years 1951--2000. Climate Dynamics, 31(2), 249--262. link
  • Guimberteau M., Laval K., Perrier A. and Polcher J.: Global effect of irrigation and its impact on the onset of the Indian summer monsoon, Climate Dynamics, in press (Available online 5 Dec. 2011), doi:10.1007/s00382-011-1252-5 link
  • Guimberteau, M., Drapeau, G., Ronchail, J., Sultan, B., Polcher, J., Martinez, J.-M., Prigent, C., Guyot, J.-L., Cochonneau, G., Espinoza, J. C., Filizola, N., Fraizy, P., Lavado, W., De Oliveira, E., Pombosa, R., Noriega, L., and Vauchel, P. (2012): Discharge simulation in the sub-basins of the Amazon using ORCHIDEE forced by new datasets, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 911-935, doi:10.5194/hess-16-911-2012, 2012 link
  • Guimberteau M., Perrier A., Laval K. and Polcher J. (2012): A comprehensive approach to analyze discrepancies between land surface models and in-situ measurements: a case study over the US and Illinois with SECHIBA forced by NLDAS, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 3973-3988, doi:10.5194/hess-16-3973-2012, 2012 link

Technical documentation


To know about how ORCHIDEE is parallelized, look at the following page : ParallelVersion.