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Table Assignment of height characteristic and vegetation coverage for each type of vegetation or surface.  In cases of snow, vegetation assigned as high (H) can have snow cover beneath; vegetation assigned as low (L) are considered as snow covered.  See "Modelling snow" section.  The assigned vegetation coverage gives information to the soil model regarding transpiration and root depth.  See "Modelling soil" section.   Albedo values are associated with the Leaf Area Index.

Fig2.1.4.1-A1: An example of the variability of land surface within an approximate grid box illustrating the difficulty in assigning representative HTESSEL "tiles" for the whole grid square area.  The red lines show the extent of a very approximate 9km x 9km schematic HRES and ENS grid square.   The flag locates the grid point.  There is a large variation in ground surface type and the proportional contribution to the heat, moisture and momentum fluxes are difficult to assess.  For this grid box, high vegetation 'tile' covers about 5%, low vegetation 'tile' covers about 70%, estuary (lake) 'tile' covers about 20%, and the remaining area about 5% is considered a bare ground 'tile'.  There is no 'tile' for urban areas so these are considered as bare ground.  An ENS meteogram is interpolated from the four grid points surrounding a given station within the box.  See Section on Selection of grid points for Meteograms for details.