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Volume 21, issue 3 | Copyright

Special issue: Observations and modeling of land surface water and energy...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1827-1847, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1827-2017
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Research article 29 Mar 2017

Research article | 29 Mar 2017

Evaluating uncertainties in modelling the snow hydrology of the Fraser River Basin, British Columbia, Canada

Siraj Ul Islam and Stephen J. Déry
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This study focuses on predictive uncertainties in the snow hydrology of British Columbia's Fraser River Basin (FRB), using the Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) model forced with several gridded climate datasets. Intercomparisons of forcing datasets and VIC simulations are performed to identify their strengths and weaknesses. This reveals widespread differences over FRB's mountains in precipitation and air temperature forcing datasets and their VIC simulations of runoff/snow water equivalent.
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