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Distributed Hydrology Soil Vegetation Model (DHSVM)


DHSVM—the Distributed Hydrology Soil Vegetation Model—was developed in the early 1990s (Wigmosta et al., 1994) by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the University of Washington (UW) to numerically represent with high spatial resolution the effects of local weather, topography, soil type, and vegetation on hydrologic processes within watersheds.

PNNL and UW maintain this DHSVM website to disseminate the open-source model, provide examples of model applications, and enable users from around the world to use the model to study the impacts of climate change, land use change, forest management practices, flooding, stream temperature and quality.


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