Articles | Volume 8, issue 3
Model description paper
31 Mar 2015
Model description paper |  | 31 Mar 2015

A high-resolution simulation of groundwater and surface water over most of the continental US with the integrated hydrologic model ParFlow v3

R. M. Maxwell, L. E. Condon, and S. J. Kollet

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A model that simulates groundwater and surface water flow has been developed for the major river basins of the continental United States.  Fundamental data sets provide input to the model resulting in a natural organization of stream networks and groundwater flow that is compared to observations of surface water and groundwater. Model results show relationships between flow and area that are moderated by aridity and represent an important step toward integrated hydrological prediction.