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ABC/J Summer School 2020 - ParFlow [Introductory Course]

Modelling surface and subsurface flow on high-performance computers

20 Jul 2020
21 Jul 2020
Forschungszentrum Jülich and University of Bonn, Germany

ParFlow is a parallel, integrated hydrology model that simulates spatially distributed surface and subsurface flow, as well as land surface processes including evapotranspiration and snow. From 20th to 24th July, 2020, we are offering an Introductory and Advanced Short Course on ParFlow.

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ParFlow ( is a numerical model that simulates the hydrologic cycle from the bedrock to the top of the plant canopy. It integrates three-dimensional groundwater flow with overland flow and plant processes using physically-based equations to rigorously simulate fluxes of water and energy in complex real-world systems. ParFlow is a computationally advanced model that can run on laptops and supercomputers and has been used in hundreds of studies evaluating hydrologic processes from the hillslope to the continental scale. ParFlow is open source ( promoting community of active users and developers interested in advancing computational hydrology and improving hydrologic understanding.

Druing the introductory course from July 20th to 21th, 2020, the trainee will learn about the basic theory of ParFlow, how to generate all necessary input information to construct basic ParFlow models, and perform simulations. In addition, post-processing and visualization of ParFlow results will be discussed.

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