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Models Developed at NWRC


The Northwest Watershed Research Center is actively involved in the development of computer simulation models. Models and tools currently available are:

  • The Simultaneous Heat and Water (SHAW) model simulates heat, water and solute transfer within a one-dimensional profile which includes the effects of plant cover, dead plant residue and snow. Unique features of the model include: simultaneous solution of heat, water and solute fluxes; detailed provisions for soil freezing and thawing; and a sophisticated approach to simulating transpiration and water vapor transfer through a multi-species plant canopy.
  • Rangeland Hydrology and Erosion Model (RHEM)
  • Snow Water Forecast Model