IP3 has been actively involved in the continuing
development of a range of models, encapsulating results from the network's
research efforts, with the aim of improving predictive capabilities in cold
regions hydrometeorology for research and operational purposes.
Several of these are now available for use by hydrologists and water resources
These models provide mechanisms to transform
observations - made at point locations such as weather and snow-survey stations
- into hydrological and meteorological predictions for scales ranging from small
watersheds to sub-continental regions.
Their performance has been evaluated by running them using inputs
at the various IP3 research basins, and comparing
the outputs which they generate with corresponding datasets
over the same intervals in the same locales.
More information about these models, including details of how to obtain them for
research or operational use, and of training courses, are provided below;