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ParFlow


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Model type Modular
Model part of larger framework
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Model domain Terrestrial, Hydrology
One-line model description Parallel, high-performance, integrated watershed model
Extended model description ParFlow is an open-source, object-oriented, parallel watershed flow model. It includes fully-integrated overland flow, the ability to simulate complex topography, geology and heterogeneity and coupled land-surface processes including the land-energy budget, biogeochemistry and snow (via CLM). It is multi-platform and runs with a common I/O structure from laptop to supercomputer. ParFlow is the result of a long, multi-institutional development history and is now a collaborative effort between CSM, LLNL, UniBonn and UCB. ParFlow has been coupled to the mesoscale, meteorological code ARPS and the NCAR code WRF.
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First name Reed
Last name Maxwell
Type of contact Project manager
Institute / Organization International Groundwater Modeling Center, Colorado School of Mines
Postal address 1 1500 Illinois St
Postal address 2 Colorado School of Mines
Town / City Golden
Postal code 80401
State Colorado
Country United States
Email address rmaxwell@mines.edu
Phone 303-384-2456
Fax


First name Steven
Last name Smith
Type of contact Model developer
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First name Stefan
Last name Kollet
Type of contact Technical contact
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Supported platforms Unix, Linux, Mac OS
Other platform
Programming language Fortran90, C
Other program language
Code optimized
Multiple processors implemented
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Start year development 1994
Does model development still take place? Yes
If above answer is no, provide end year model development
Code development status Active
When did you indicate the 'code development status'? 2020
Model availability As code
Source code availability
(Or provide future intension)
Through web repository
Source web address http://inside.mines.edu/~rmaxwell/maxwell_software.shtml
Source csdms web address
Program license type LGPL
Program license type other
Memory requirements depends on problem size
Typical run time depends on problem size


Describe input parameters TCL script, many physical and numerical parameters needed.
Input format ASCII, Binary
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Describe output parameters Many: pressure, saturation, temperature, energy fluxes, flow, etc.
Output format ASCII, Binary
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Pre-processing software needed? No
Describe pre-processing software
Post-processing software needed? Yes
Describe post-processing software ParFlow comes with a robust, integrated toolkit (pftools) that provides a wide range of postprocessing options.
Visualization software needed? Yes
If above answer is yes Matlab
Other visualization software Visit


Describe processes represented by the model Processes like:
  • Saturated subsurface flow.
  • Variably-saturated subsurface flow.
  • Integrated overland flow.
  • Land-energy budget.
  • Shallow heat transport.
  • Bio-geochemistry (plant/water interactions).
  • Correlated, Gaussian random field generators.
Describe key physical parameters and equations Fully described in manual.
Describe length scale and resolution constraints Depends upon application.
Describe time scale and resolution constraints Depends upon application.
Describe any numerical limitations and issues Depends only on computer resources.


Describe available calibration data sets ParFlow contains a directory of test cases that may be automated as a check of the code.
Upload calibration data sets if available:
Describe available test data sets ParFlow contains a directory of test cases that may be automated as a check of the code.
Upload test data sets if available:
Describe ideal data for testing


Do you have current or future plans for collaborating with other researchers? Yes, many already in progress.
Is there a manual available? Yes
Upload manual if available:
Model website if any http://inside.mines.edu/~rmaxwell/maxwell_software.shtml
Model forum / discussion board
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OpenMI compliant No but possible
BMI compliant No but possible
WMT component No but possible
PyMT component
Is this a data component
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Model info
Reed Maxwell
Smith, Kollet
Nr. of publications: 28
Total citations: 2312
h-index: 14
m-quotient: 0.5
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Nr. of publications: 28
Total citations: 2312
h-index: 14
m-quotient: 0.5



Featured publication(s)YearModel describedType of ReferenceCitations
Maxwell, Reed M.; Miller, Norman L.; 2005. Development of a Coupled Land Surface and Groundwater Model. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 6, 233–247. 10.1175/JHM422.1
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2005 ParFlow
Model overview 303
Ashby, S.F.; Falgout, R.D.; 1996. A parallel multigrid preconditioned conjugate gradient algorithm for groundwater flow simulations. Nuclear Science and Engineering, 124, 145-159.
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1996 ParFlow
Model overview 279
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