This class of variables contains all model variables necessary to evaluate the energy balance calculations of each scheme.

This class of variables contains all model variables necessary to evaluate the energy water calculations of each scheme.

The surface state variables allow evaluation of the radiative properties of the surface, for all land surface categories.

The subsurface state variables will be used to evaluate the heat storage capacity of the subsurface.

The evaporation components provide a break down of all forms of latent heat exchange between the atmosphere and the land surface.

The streamflow components represent the routed results of runoff calculations over all model grid cells. The total streamflow provides an integrated analysis of the performance of the land surface scheme in general, relative to regularly monitored quantities.

These include components of more detailed representations of temperature fluxes in cold climates which may not be represented in most models.

The variables listed in this table have corresponding satellite derived observations against which they can be validated.

These variables describe the carbon content of the various reservoirs at the surface.

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