Distributed Hydrology Soil Vegetation Model (DHSVM)

DHSVM is a distributed hydrologic model that explicitly represents the effects of topography and vegetation on water fluxes through the landscape. DHSVM has been applied both operationally, for streamflow prediction, and in a research capacity, to examine the effects of forest management on peak streamflow, among other things. The website is maintained to disseminate the open-source model, provide examples of model applications, and enable global use of the model to study the impacts of climate change, land use change, forest management practices, flooding, stream temperature and quality.

Originally developed in the early 1990s (Wigmosta et al., 1994), the model code has been further developed by the University of Washington under the direction of Dennis P. Lettenmaier, and at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. 

Publication Date: February 2013

Related Organizations:

  • University of Washington


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  • Modeling tool


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