Regional Parameter Estimation of the VIC Land Surface Model: Methodology and Application to River Basins in China

  title={Regional Parameter Estimation of the VIC Land Surface Model: Methodology and Application to River Basins in China},
  author={Zhenghui Xie and Fei Yuan and Qingyun Duan and Jing Zheng and Miaoling Liang and Feng Chen},
  journal={Journal of Hydrometeorology},
Abstract This paper presents a methodology for regional parameter estimation of the three-layer Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC-3L) land surface model with the goal of improving the streamflow simulation for river basins in China. This methodology is designed to obtain model parameter estimates from a limited number of calibrated basins and then regionalize them to uncalibrated basins based on climate characteristics and large river basin domains, and ultimately to continental China… 

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