Impact model: VIC-NVE

VIC is one of the 15 regional hydrology models following the ISIMIP2a protocol which form the base of simulations for the ISIMIP2a regional water sector outputs; for a full technical description of the ISIMIP2a Simulation Data from Water (regional) Sector, see this DOI link: http://doi.org/10.5880/PIK.2018.007

Sector
Water (regional)
Region
regional
Contact Person
  • Shaochun Huang (shh@nve.no), The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) (Norway)

Information for the model VIC-NVE is provided for the simulation rounds shown in the tabs below. Click on the appropriate tab to get the information for the simulation round you are interested in.

Basic information
Model Version: 4.1.2e
Model output license: CC BY 4.0
Reference Paper: Main Reference: Huang S, Kumar R, Rakovec O, Aich V, Wang X, Samaniego L, Liersch S, Krysanova V et al. Multimodel assessment of flood characteristics in four large river basins at global warming of 1.5, 2.0 and 3.0 K above the pre-industrial level. Environmental Research Letters,13,124005,2018
Output Data
Experiments: II, III
Climate Drivers: IPSL-CM5A-LR, HadGEM2-ES, GFDL-ESM2M, MIROC5
Date: 2018-05-30
Resolution
Spatial Aggregation: regular grid
Spatial Resolution: 0.5°x0.5°
Temporal Resolution Of Input Data: Climate Variables: daily
Input data sets used
Simulated Atmospheric Climate Data Sets Used: MIROC5 (rcp45), HadGEM2-ES (rcp45), IPSL-CM5A-LR (rcp45), GFDL-ESM2M (rcp45), IPSL-CM5A-LR, HadGEM2-ES, GFDL-ESM2M, MIROC5
Observed Atmospheric Climate Data Sets Used: EWEMBI
Climate Variables: sfcWind, tasmax, tasmin, pr
Spin-up
Was A Spin-Up Performed?: No
Methods
Potential Evapotranspiration: Penmann-Monteith
Routing
Runoff Routing: The within cell routing uses a Unit Hydrograph approach and the channel routing uses the linearized Saint-Venant equation
Calibration
Was The Model Calibrated?: True
Modelled catchments
Modelled catchments: Upper Mississippi and Rhine
Basic information
Model Version: 4.1.2e
Model output license: CC0
Model Homepage: https://vic.readthedocs.io/en/master/
Reference Paper: Main Reference: Huang S, Kumar R, Flörke M, Yang T, Hundecha Y, Kraft P, Gao C, Gelfan A, Liersch S, Lobanova A, Strauch M, van Ogtrop F, Reinhardt J, Haberlandt U, Krysanova V et al. Erratum to: Evaluation of an ensemble of regional hydrological models in 12 large-scale river basins worldwide. Climatic Change,141,399-400,2017
Person Responsible For Model Simulations In This Simulation Round: Shaochun Huang
Output Data
Experiments: historical (Mississippi, Niger, Rhine)
Climate Drivers: WATCH (WFD)
Date: 2015-10-23
Resolution
Spatial Aggregation: regular grid
Temporal Resolution Of Input Data: Climate Variables: daily
Temporal Resolution Of Input Data: Soil: constant
Input data sets used
Observed Atmospheric Climate Data Sets Used: WATCH (WFD)
Climate Variables: sfcWind, tasmax, tasmin, rhs, pr
Spin-up
Was A Spin-Up Performed?: No
Methods
Potential Evapotranspiration: Penman-Monteith equation
Snow Melt: An energy balance model (Andreadis et al., 2009)
Routing
Runoff Routing: The routing of water flow is performed using the unit hydrograph principle within the grid cells and linearized St. Venant’s equations for the stream channels.
Calibration
Was The Model Calibrated?: True
Modelled catchments
Modelled catchments: Rhine, Upper Niger, Upper Mississippi