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Supporting data for “A Glacier Runoff Extension to the Precipitation Runoff Modeling System”


Publication Date


Van Beusekom, A.E., and Viger, R.J., 2017, Supporting data for “A Glacier Runoff Extension to the Precipitation Runoff Modeling System”: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This product is an archive of the modeling artifacts used to produce a journal paper (Van Beusekom and Viger, 2016). The abstract for that paper follows. A module to simulate glacier runoff, PRMSglacier, was added to PRMS (Precipitation Runoff Modeling System), a distributed-parameter, physical-process hydrological simulation code. The extension does not require extensive on-glacier measurements or computational expense but still relies on physical principles over empirical relations as much as is feasible while maintaining model usability. PRMSglacier is validated on two basins in Alaska, Wolverine, and Gulkana Glacier basin, which have been studied since 1966 and have a substantial amount of data with which to test model performance [...]


Originator :
Ashley Van Beusekom, Roland Viger
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Metadata Contact :
Roland Viger
USGS Mission Area :
Land Resources
SDC Data Owner :
Climate Adaptation Science Centers

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Original FGDC Metadata

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“Simulation Model Archive”
4.72 MB


  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Northwest CASC
  • USGS Data Release Products

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Water, Coasts and Ice
Harvest Set
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Updated zip file of the modeling archive to include a file, modelgeoref.txt, with lat/long coords for the study areas.

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DOI doi:10.5066/F75T3HMV

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