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Distributed Hydrology Soil Vegetation Model (DHSVM)


Journal Articles - Model Development and Description

Cuo, L, D.P. Lettenmaier, B. V. Mattheussen, P.Storck and M. Wiley, 2008. Hydrological prediction for urban watersheds with the Distributed Hydrology-Soil-Vegetation Model, Hydrological Processes, 22(21) 4205-4213 DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7023.

Doten, C.O., L.C. Bowling, E.P. Maurer, J.S. Lanini, and D.P. Lettenmaier, 2006. A spatially distributed model for the dynamic prediction of sediment erosion and transport in mountainous forested watersheds, Water Resour. Res., Vol. 42, No. 4.

Lanini, J.L., E.A. Clark, and D.P. Lettenmaier, 2009. Effects of fire-precipitation timing and regime on post-fire sediment delivery in Pacific Northwest forests, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L01402, doi:10.1029/2008GL034588.

Naz, B.S., C.D. Frans, G.K. Clarke, P. Burns, and D.P. Lettenmaier, 2014. Modeling the effect of glacier recession on streamflow response using a coupled glacio-hydrological model, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 787-802, doi:10.5194/hess-18-787-2014.

Nijssen, B., Haddeland, I., and D.P. Lettenmaier, 1997. Point evaluation of a surface hydrology model for BOREAS, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 29,367-29,378.

Sun, N., J. Yearsley, M. Baptiste, Q. Cao, D.P. Lettenmaier, B. Nijssen. 2016. A spatially distributed model for assessment of the effects of changing land use and climate on stream quality. Hydrol. Process. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10964

Sun, N., J. Yearsley, N. Voisin, and D.P. Lettenmaier, 2013. A spatially distributed model for the assessment of land use impacts on stream temperature in small urban watersheds, Hydrol. Process. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10363.

Wigmosta, M.S., and S.J. Burges, 1997. An adaptive modeling and monitoring approach to describe the hydrologic behavior of small catchments, J. Hydrology, 202, 48-77.

Wigmosta, M.S., and D.P. Lettenmaier, 1999. A Comparison of Simplified Methods for Routing Topographically-Driven Subsurface Flow, Wat. Resour. Res., 35, 255-264.

Wigmosta, M.S., B. Nijssen, P. Storck, and D.P. Lettenmaier, 2002. The Distributed Hydrology Soil Vegetation Model, In Mathematical Models of Small Watershed Hydrology and Applications, V.P. Singh, D.K. Frevert, eds., Water Resource Publications, Littleton, CO., p. 7-42.

Wigmosta, M.S. and W.A. Perkins, 2001. Simulating the effects of forest roads on watershed hydrology, in Land Use and Watersheds: Human Influence on Hydrology and Geomorphology in Urban and Forest Areas, M.S. Wigmosta and S.J. Burges, eds., AGU Water Science and Application Volume 2, p. 127-143.

Wigmosta, M.S., L. Vail, and D. P. Lettenmaier, 1994. A distributed hydrology-vegetation model for complex terrain, Wat. Resour. Res., 30, 1665-1679.

Yearsley J., 2009. A semi-Lagrangian water temperature model for advection-dominated river systems, Wat. Resour. Res., 45.

Yearsley J. 2012. A grid-based approach for simulating stream temperature. Wat. Resour. Res., 48.

Zhao G., Gao H., Naz B.S., Kao S., Voisin N. 2016. Integrating a reservoir regulation scheme into a spatially distributed hydrological model. Advances in Water Resources 98: 16-31.

Journal Articles - Model Applications

Alila, Y. and Beckers, J., 2001. Using numerical modelling to address hydrologic forest management issues in British Columbia, Hydrol. Process. 15, 3371-3387.

Beckers J., Smerdon B., Wilson M. 2009. Review of hydrologic models for forest management and climate change applications in British Columbia and Alberta. FORREX Forum for Research and Extension in Natural Resources, Kamloops, BC FORREX Series 25. British Columbia, Canada.

Beckers J., Alila Y. 2004. A model of rapid preferential hillslope runoff contributions to peak flow generation in a temperate rain forest watershed. Water Resources Research 40.

Bewley D., Alila Y., Varhola A. 2010. Variability of snow water equivalent and snow energetics across a large catchment subject to Mountain Pine Beetle infestation and rapid salvage logging. Journal of Hydrology 388 : 464-79.

Bowling, L.C. and D.P. Lettenmaier, 2001. The effects of forest roads and harvest on catchment hydrology in a mountainous maritime environment, in Land Use and Watersheds: Human Influence on Hydrology and Geomorphology in Urban and Forest Areas, M.S. Wigmosta and S.J. Burges, eds., AGU Water Science and Application Volume 2, p. 145-164.

Bowling, L.C., P. Storck and D.P. Lettenmaier, 2000. Hydrologic effects of logging in Western Washington, United States, Wat. Resour. Res., 36, 3223-3240.

Burges, S. J., M.S. Wigmosta, and J. M. Meena, 1998. Hydrological Effects of Land-Use Change in a Zero-Order Catchment, ASCE J. Hydrol. Eng., 3, 86-97.

Cao, Q., N. Sun, J. Yearsley, B. Nijssen and D.P. Lettenmaier. 2016. Modeling of Effects of Climate and Land Cover Change on Thermal Loading to Puget Sound. Hydrol. Process. 30(13), 2286-2304. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10784

Chu H., Lin Y., Huang C., Hsu C., Chen H. 2010. Modelling the hydrologic effects of dynamic land-use change using a distributed hydrologic model and a spatial land-use allocation model. Hydrological Processes 24 : 2538-54.

Cristea N.C., Lundquist J.D., Loheide S.P., Lowry C.S., Moore C.E. 2014. Modelling how vegetation cover affects climate change impacts on streamflow timing and magnitude in the snowmelt-dominated upper Tuolumne Basin, Sierra Nevada. Hydrological Processes 28 : 3896-918.

Cuartas L.A., INPE, São José dos Campos, Tomasella J., Nobre C., Nobre A., Rennó C., Hodnett M., Waterloo M. 2007. Distributed hydrological modeling in a micro-scale rainforest catchment in Central Amazonia, Brazil: DHSVM calibration.

Cuartas L.A., Tomasella J., Nobre A.D., Nobre C.A., Hodnett M.G., Waterloo M.J., de Oliveira S.M., von Randow, Rita de Cássia, Trancoso R., Ferreira M. 2012. Distributed hydrological modeling of a micro-scale rainforest watershed in Amazonia: Model evaluation and advances in calibration using the new HAND terrain model. Journal of Hydrology 462 : 15-27.

Cuo L., Beyene T.K., Voisin N., Su F., Lettenmaier D.P., Alberti M., Richey J.E. 2011. Effects of mid-twenty-first century climate and land cover change on the hydrology of the Puget Sound basin, Washington. Hydrological Processes 25 : 1729-53.

Cuo L., Giambelluca T.W., Ziegler A.D. 2011. Lumped parameter sensitivity analysis of a distributed hydrological model within tropical and temperate catchments. Hydrological Processes 25 : 2405-21.

Cuo, L., D.P. Lettenmaier D.P., M. Alberti, and J.E. Richey, 2009. Effects of a century of land cover and climate change on the hydrology of Puget Sound basin, Hydrological Processes, 23, 907-933.

Cuo L., Giambelluca T.W., Ziegler A.D., Nullet M.A. 2008. The roles of roads and agricultural land use in altering hydrological processes in Nam Mae Rim watershed, northern Thailand. Hydrological Processes 22 : 4339-54.

Cuo L., Giambelluca T.W., Ziegler A.D., Nullet M.A. 2006. Use of the distributed hydrology soil vegetation model to study road effects on hydrological processes in Pang Khum Experimental Watershed, northern Thailand. Forest Ecology and Management 224 : 81-94.

Dickerson-Lange S.E., Mitchell R. 2014. Modeling the effects of climate change projections on streamflow in the Nooksack River basin, Northwest Washington. Hydrological Processes 28 : 5236-50.

Du, E., Link T. E., Gravelle J. A., and Hubbart J. A. 2014. Validation and sensitivity test of the distributed hydrology soil-vegetation model (DHSVM) in a forested mountain watershed, Hydrol. Process., 28, 6196-6210, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10110.

Dymond S.F., Aust W.M., Prisley S.P., Eisenbies M.H., Vose J.M. 2013. Influence of forest roads standards and networks on water yield as predicted by the distributed hydrology-soil-vegetation model.

Elsner M.M., Cuo L., Voisin N., Deems J.S., Hamlet A.F., Vano J.A., Mickelson K.E., Lee S., Lettenmaier D.P. 2010. Implications of 21st century climate change for the hydrology of Washington State. Climatic Change 102 : 225-60.

Frans, C., E. Istanbulluoglu, D. P. Lettenmaier, B. Naz, G. Clarke, T. Condom, P. Burns, and A. Nolin. 2015. Predicting glacio-hydrologic change in the headwaters of the Zongo River, Cordillera Real, Bolivia, Water Resour. Res., 51, 9029-9052, doi: 10.1002/2014WR016728.

Frans, C., Istanbulluoglu, E., Lettenmaier, D. P., Clarke, G., Bohn, T. J., and Stumbaugh, M. 2016. Implications of decadal to century scale glacio-hydrological change for water resources of the Hood River basin, OR, USA. Hydrol. Process., 30: 4314-4329. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10872.

Gao Y., Shihua L., Cheng G. 2004. Simulation of rainfall-runoff and watershed convergence process in the upper reaches of Heihe river basin, July 2002. Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences 47 : 1-8.

Jost G., Moore R.D., Smith R., Gluns D.R. 2012. Distributed temperature-index snowmelt modelling for forested catchments. Journal of hydrology 420 : 87-101.

Jost G., Moore R.D., Weiler M., Gluns D.R., Alila Y. 2009. Use of distributed snow measurements to test and improve a snowmelt model for predicting the effect of forest clear-cutting. Journal of Hydrology 376 : 94-106.

Kang L., Wang S., Gu J. 2008. The simulation test of the distributed hydrological model DHSVM on the runoff change of Lanjiang River Basin. Journal of Tropical Meteorology 24 : 176-83.

Kenward, T., D.P. Lettenmaier, E.F. Wood, and E. Fielding, 2000. Effects of Digital Elevation Model Accuracy on Hydrologic Predictions, Rem. Sens. Environ., 74, 432-444.

Lamarche, J., and D.P. Lettenmaier, 2001. Effects of Forest Roads on Flood Flows in the Deschutes River Basin, Washington, Earth Surf. Process. Landforms, 26, 115-134.

Leung, L.R., and M.S. Wigmosta, 1999. Potential climate change impacts on mountain watersheds in the Pacific Northwest. J. Amer. Water Resour. Assoc., 35, 1463-1471.

Leung, L.R., M.S. Wigmosta, S.J. Ghan, D.J. Epstein, and L.W. Vail. 1996. Application of a Subgrid Orographic Precipitation/Surface Hydrology Scheme to a Mountain Watershed., J. Geophys. Res., 101 (D8), 12,803-12,817.

Livneh B., Deems J.S., Buma B., Barsugli J.J., Schneider D., Molotch N.P., Wolter K., Wessman C.A. 2015. Catchment response to bark beetle outbreak and dust-on-snow in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Journal of Hydrology 523 : 196-210.

Lowry C.S., Deems J.S., Loheide I., Steven P., Lundquist J.D. 2010. Linking snowmelt-derived fluxes and groundwater flow in a high elevation meadow system, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California. Hydrological Processes 24 : 2821-33.

Lowry C.S., Loheide S.P., Moore C.E., Lundquist J.D. 2011. Groundwater controls on vegetation composition and patterning in mountain meadows. Water Resources Research 47.

Safeeq M., Fares A. 2012. Hydrologic effect of groundwater development in a small mountainous tropical watershed. Journal of Hydrology 428 : 51-67.

Safeeq M., Fares A. 2012. Hydrologic response of a Hawaiian watershed to future climate change scenarios. Hydrological Processes 26 : 2745-64.

Safeeq M., Fares A. 2011. Accuracy evaluation of ClimGen weather generator and daily to hourly disaggregation methods in tropical conditions. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 106 : 321-41.

Schnorbus M.A. 2003Forest harvesting effects on peak flow: A deterministic-statistical approach.

Schnorbus M., Alila Y. 2004. Forest harvesting impacts on the peak flow regime in the Columbia Mountains of southeastern British Columbia: An investigation using long-term numerical modeling. Water Resources Research 40.

Schnorbus M., Alila Y. 2004. Generation of an hourly meteorological time series for an alpine basin in British Columbia for use in numerical hydrologic modeling. Journal of Hydrometeorology 5 : 862-82.

Schnur, R., T.W. Krauss, F.J. Eley, and D.P. Lettenmaier, 1997. Spatiotemporal Analysis of Radar-Estimated Precipitation During the BOREAS Summer 1994 Field Campaigns, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 29,417-29,427.

Shourong W., Ronghui H., Yihui D. 2002. Improvement of a distributed hydrology model DHSVM and its climatological1hydrological off1line simulation experiments. ACTA Meteorologica sinica 60 : 2901300.

Shourong W., Ronghui H., Yihui D., Leung L., Wigmosta M., Vail L. 2002. Numerical simulation experiments by nesting hydrology model DHSVM with regional climate model RegCM2/China. Journal of Meteorological Research 16 : 509-18.

Stonesifer C.S. 2007. Modeling the cumulative effects of forest fire on watershed hydrology: A post-fire application of the Distributed Hydrology-Soil-Vegetation Model (DHSVM).

Storck, P., L. Bowling, P. Wetherbee and D. Lettenmaier, 1998. Application of a GIS-based distributed hydrology model for prediction of forest harvest effects on peak stream flow in the Pacific Northwest, Hydrol. Process., 12, 889-904.

Storck, P., L. Bowling, P. Wetherbee and D. Lettenmaier, 1999. Application of a GIS-based distributed hydrology model for prediction of forest harvest effects on peak stream flow in the Pacific Northwest, in Hydrological Applications of GIS, A.M. Gurnell and D.R. Montgomery (eds.), John Wiley and Sons.

Surfleet C.G. 2008. Uncertainty in forest road hydrologic modeling and catchment scale assessment of forest road sediment yield. ProQuest.

Surfleet C.G., Dietterick B., Skaugset A. 2014. Change detection of storm runoff and sediment yield using hydrologic models following wildfire in a coastal redwood forest, California. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 44 : 572-81.

Surfleet C.G., Skaugset III A.E., Meadows M.W. 2011. Road runoff and sediment sampling for determining road sediment yield at the watershed scale. Canadian journal of forest research 41 : 1970-80.

Surfleet C.G., Skaugset A.E., McDonnell J.J. 2010. Uncertainty assessment of forest road modeling with the Distributed Hydrology Soil Vegetation Model (DHSVM). Canadian journal of forest research 40 : 1397-409.

Thanapakpawin P., Richey J., Thomas D., Rodda S., Campbell B., Logsdon M. 2007. Effects of landuse change on the hydrologic regime of the Mae Chaem river basin, NW Thailand. Journal of Hydrology 334 : 215-30.

Thanapakpawin P. 2007. Spatially-Distributed Modeling of Hydrology and Nitrogen Export from Watersheds .

Thyer M., Beckers J., Spittlehouse D., Alila Y., Winkler R. 2004. Diagnosing a distributed hydrologic model for two high-elevation forested catchments based on detailed stand-and basin-scale data. Water Resources Research 40.

Thyer, M., Beckers, J., Spittlehouse, D., Alila, Y. and Winkler, R., 2003. Challenges in the modeling of forest and clearcut hydrologic processes at the stand level and catchment scale: Case of the Upper Penticton Creek Watershed Experiment, Water Resour. Res.

VanShaar, J.R., I. Haddeland, and D.P. Lettenmaier, 2002. Effects of land cover changes on the hydrologic response of interior Columbia River Basin forested catchments, Hydrol. Process., 16, 2499-2520.

Van Wie J., Adam J., Ullman J. 2013. Conservation tillage in dryland agriculture impacts watershed hydrology. Journal of hydrology 483 : 26-38.

Vano J.A., Voisin N., Cuo L., Hamlet A.F., Elsner M.M., Palmer R.N., Polebitski A., Lettenmaier D.P. 2010. Climate change impacts on water management in the Puget Sound region, Washington State, USA. Climatic Change 102 : 261-86.

Viney N.R., Bormann H., Breuer L., Bronstert A., Croke B., Frede H., Gräff T., Hubrechts L., Huisman J., Jakeman A. 2009. Assessing the impact of land use change on hydrology by ensemble modelling (LUCHEM) II: Ensemble combinations and predictions. Advances in Water Resources 32 : 147-58.

Waichler, S.R., and M.S. Wigmosta, 2003. Simulation of Hourly Meteorology from Daily Data and Significance to Hydrology at H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, J. of Hydrometeorol., 4(2), 251-263.

Waichler, S.R., M.S. Wigmosta, and B.C. Wemple, 2002. Simulation of Forest Treatment Effects at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Wat. Resour. Research; and as full technical report, PNWD-3180.

Wayand N.E., Hamlet A.F., Hughes M., Feld S.I., Lundquist J.D. 2013. Intercomparison of meteorological forcing data from empirical and mesoscale model sources in the North Fork American River Basin in Northern Sierra Nevada, California. Journal of Hydrometeorology 14 : 677-99.

Westrick, K. J. and C. F. Mass, 2001. An evaluation of a high resolution hydrometeorological modeling system for prediction of a cool-season flood event in a coastal mountainous watershed, J. Hydrometeorol., 2, 161-180.

Westrick, K. J., P. Storck and C. F. Mass, 2002. Description and evaluation of a hydrometeorological forecast system for mountainous watersheds, Weather and Forecasting, 17, 250-262.

Whitaker, A., Alila, Y., Beckers, J., and Toews, D., 2003. Application of the Distributed Hydrology Soil Vegetation Model to Redfish Creek, British Columbia: Model evaluation using internal catchment data, Hydrol. Process. 17, 199-224.

Whitaker, A., Alila, Y., Beckers, J., and Toews, D., 2002. Evaluating peak flow sensitivity to clear-cutting in different elevation bands of a snowmelt-dominated mountainous catchment, Water Resour. Res. 38(9), 1172, doi: 10.1029/2001WR000514.

Whittemore R., Ice G. 1999. Models for evaluating water quality and BMP effectiveness at the watershed scale. IAHS PUBLICATION : 265-70.

Wigmosta M.S., Perkins W.A. 2001. Simulating the effects of forest roads on watershed hydrology. Land use and watersheds: human influence on hydrology and geomorphology in urban and forest areas : 127-43.

Wigmosta, M.S. and L.R. Leung, 2001. Potential impacts of climate change on streamflow and flooding in forested basins, In The influence of Environmental Change on Geomorphological Hazards in Forested Areas, R.C Sidle and M. Chigira, eds., Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International.

Xu Y., Gao X., Zhu Q., Zhang Y., Kang L. 2014. Coupling a regional climate model and a distributed hydrological model to assess future water resources in Jinhua river basin, east China. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 20 : 04014054.

Yao C., Yang Z., Zhao Y. 2006. Study on integration of distributed hydrology soil vegetation model and GIS. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 20 : 168-71.

Zhang Z., Chen X., Ghadouani A., Shi P. 2011. Modelling hydrological processes influenced by soil, rock and vegetation in a small karst basin of southwest China. Hydrological Processes 25 : 2456-70.

Zhang Z., Chen X., Shi P., Wei L. 2009. Distributed hydrological model and eco-hydrological effect of vegetation in Karst watershed [J]. Advances in Water Science 6 : 011.

Zhao G., Gao H., Cuo L. 2016. Effects of Urbanization and Climate Change on Peak Flows over the San Antonio River Basin, Texas. Journal of Hydrometeorology 17: 2371-89.

Zhao Q., Liu Z., Ye B., Qin Y., Wei Z., Fang S. 2009. A snowmelt runoff forecasting model coupling WRF and DHSVM. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 13: 1897-906.

Xue K., Chen X., Zhang Z, Wei L. 2009. Effect of Karst Fracture on Saturated Subsurface Flow Confluence. Water Resources and Power 6 : 005.

Technical Reports

Arola, A., 1993. Effects of the subgrid scale spatial variability on mesoscale snow modeling, M.Sc. Thesis, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Bowling, L.C., and D.P. Lettenmaier, 1997. Evaluation of the effects of forest roads on streamflow in Hard and Ware Creeks, Washington, Water Resources Series, Technical Report 155, University of Washington, Seattle.

Doten, C.O. and D.P. Lettenmaier, 2004. Prediction of Sediment Erosion and Transport with the Distributed Hydrology-Soil-Vegetation Model, Water Resources Series, Technical Report 178, University of Washington, Seattle.

Dubin, A. M., and D.P. Lettenmaier, 1999. Assessing the influence of digital elevation model resolution on hydrologic modeling, Water Resources Series, Technical Report 159, University of Washington, Seattle.

Haddeland, I., and D.P. Lettenmaier, 1995. Hydrologic modeling of boreal forest ecosystems, Water Resources Series, Technical Report 145, University of Washington, Seattle.

Kenward, T., and D.P. Lettenmaier, 1997. Assessment of required accuracy of digital elevation data for hydrologic modeling, Water Resources Series, Technical Report 153, University of Washington, Seattle.

LaMarche, J., and D.P. Lettenmaier, 1998. Forest road effects on flood flows in the Deschutes River basin, Washington, Water Resources Series, Technical Report 158, University of Washington, Seattle.

Storck, P., D.P. Lettenmaier, B.A. Connelly, and T.W. Cundy, 1995. Implications of forest practices on downstream flooding, phase II final report, University of Washington, Seattle.

Storck, P., and D.P. Lettenmaier, 2000. Trees, snow and flooding: An investigation of forest canopy effects on snow accumulation and melt at the plot and watershed scales in the Pacific Northwest, Water Resources Series, Technical Report 161, University of Washington, Seattle.

Vanshaar, J., and D.P. Lettenmaier, 2001.Effects of land cover change on the hydrologic response of Pacific Northwest forested catchments, Water Resources Series, Technical Report 165, University of Washington, Seattle.

Waichler S.R., Wigmosta M.S., Coleman A. 2004. Natural Recharge to the Unconfined Aquifer System on the Hanford Site from the Greater Cold Creek Watershed: Progress Report 2004. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA .