Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 1373–1397, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-1373-2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 1373–1397, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-1373-2020

Model description paper 23 Mar 2020

Model description paper | 23 Mar 2020

Simulating coupled surface–subsurface flows with ParFlow v3.5.0: capabilities, applications, and ongoing development of an open-source, massively parallel, integrated hydrologic model

Benjamin N. O. Kuffour et al.

Model code and software

ParFlow Version 3.6.0 S. Smith https://github.com/parflow/parflow/releases/tag/v3.6.0

Parflow-350/parflow: ParFlow Version 3.5.0 B. N. O. Kuffour https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3555297

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Short summary
Integrated hydrologic models (IHMs) were developed in order to allow for more accurate simulations of real-world ecohydrologic conditions. Many IHMs exist, and the literature can be dense, so it is often difficult to understand what a specific model can and cannot do. We provide a review of the current core capabilities, solution techniques, communication structure with other models, some limitations, and potential future improvements of one such open-source integrated model called ParFlow.