Articles | Volume 15, issue 18
Development and technical paper
16 Sep 2022
Development and technical paper |  | 16 Sep 2022

RavenR v2.1.4: an open-source R package to support flexible hydrologic modelling

Robert Chlumsky, James R. Craig, Simon G. M. Lin, Sarah Grass, Leland Scantlebury, Genevieve Brown, and Rezgar Arabzadeh

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We introduce the open-source RavenR package, which has been built to support the use of the hydrologic modelling framework Raven. The R package contains many functions that may be useful in each step of the model-building process, including preparing model input files, running the model, and analyzing the outputs. We present six reproducible use cases of the RavenR package for the Liard River basin in Canada to demonstrate how it may be deployed.