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GMD | Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 225–247, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-225-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 225–247, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-225-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Model description paper 29 Jan 2020

Model description paper | 29 Jan 2020

The Canadian Hydrological Model (CHM) v1.0: a multi-scale, multi-extent, variable-complexity hydrological model – design and overview

Christopher B. Marsh et al.

Model code and software

CHM Release 1.0 C. B. Marsh, J. W. Pomeroy, and H. S. Wheater https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3554563

Mesher (mesh generation software) C. B. Marsh https://github.com/Chrismarsh/mesher

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The Canadian Hydrological Model (CHM) is a next-generation distributed model. Although designed to be applied generally, it has a focus for application where cold-region processes, such as snowpacks, play a role in hydrology. A key feature is that it uses a multi-scale surface representation, increasing efficiency. It also enables algorithm comparisons in a flexible structure. Model philosophy, design, and several cold-region-specific examples are described.
The Canadian Hydrological Model (CHM) is a next-generation distributed model. Although designed...
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