Model Code Name:
PARFLOW  

Description:
ParFlow is an open-source, object-oriented, parallel watershed flow model. It includes fully-integrated overland flow, the ability to simulate complex topography, geology and heterogeneity and coupled land-surface processes including the land-energy budget, biogeochemistry and snow (via CLM). It is multi-platform and runs with a common I/O structure from laptop to supercomputer. ParFlow is the result of a long, multi-institutional development history and is now a collaborative effort primarily between CSM, F-Z Jülich and UniBonn. ParFlow has been coupled to the mesoscale, meteorological code ARPS, the NCAR code WRF and the German Weather Service model COSMO  

Purpose:
Simulating 3D variably Saturated Flow  

Type:
Distributed model orthoganal grid  

Mathematical Type:
multiphysics model  


Minimum Time Step:
variable  

Maximum Time Step:
variable  

Version:
r693  

Publication date:
28-Jul-2014  

Publications:
Title Published? Publication URL Digital Object Identifier Authors Year Published Other Details
A Paralell Multigrid Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient Algorithm for Groundwtaer Flow Simulations https://e-reports-ext.llnl.gov/pdf/228007.pdf     Ashby S.F. and R.D. Falgout  1996  Nuclear Science and Engineering 124:145-159 
Newton–Krylov-multigrid solvers for large-scale, highly heterogeneous, variably saturated flow problems www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0309170800000750     Jones, J.E. and C.S. Woodward  2001  Advances in Water Resources 24:763-774 
Integrated surface–groundwater flow modeling: A free-surface overland flow boundary condition in a parallel groundwater flow model www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0309170805002101     Kollet, S.J. and R.M. Maxwell  2006  Advances in Water Resources 29:945-958 

Computing Parameters:
Parameter Name Input/Output
Digital Elevation Model 
Rainfall 
Temparature 
Recharge 
Soil Properties 
Van Ganuchten 
Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity 
Pressure Head 
Saturation 
Overland Flow 
 

Keywords:
Ground water
variably saturated flow
porous media
 

Computing requirements:
Operating SystemCode languageCPUSystem MemoryComments
UNIX  C++  Pentium  4Gb   
 

Responsible Parties:
NameOrganisationCountryEmail
Reed Maxwell   Colarado School of Mines   USA   rmaxwell@mines.edu