VICmodel: The Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) Model

The Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) model is a macroscale hydrologic model that solves full water and energy balances, originally developed by Xu Liang at the University of Washington (UW). The version of VIC source code used is of 5.0.1 on <>, see Hamman et al. (2018). Development and maintenance of the current official version of the VIC model at present is led by the UW Hydro (Computational Hydrology group) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UW. VIC is a research model and in its various forms it has been applied to most of the major river basins around the world, as well as globally. If you make use of this model, please acknowledge the appropriate references listed in the help page of this package or on the references page <> of the VIC official documentation website. These should include Liang et al. (1994) plus any references relevant to the features you are using Reference: Liang, X., D. P. Lettenmaier, E. F. Wood, and S. J. Burges (1994), A simple hydrologically based model of land surface water and energy fluxes for general circulation models, J. Geophys. Res., 99(D7), 14415-14428, <doi:10.1029/94JD00483>. Hamman et al. (2018) about VIC 5.0.1 also can be considered: Hamman, J. J., Nijssen, B., Bohn, T. J., Gergel, D. R., and Mao, Y. (2018), The Variable Infiltration Capacity model version 5 (VIC-5): infrastructure improvements for new applications and reproducibility, Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 3481-3496, <doi:10.5194/gmd-11-3481-2018>.

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AuthorRuida Zhong [aut, cre], Xiaohong Chen [aut, ctb], Zhaoli Wang [aut, ctb], Chengguang Lai [aut, ctb], Joseph J Hamman [ctb] (Contributor and maintainer of VIC source code), Keith Cherkauer [ctb]
MaintainerRuida Zhong <>
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