EF5's paper published on online library of Copernicus' Geoscientific Model Development

EF5's paper was officially published on October 16, 2020. The paper describes EF5's structure and presents a study of its implementation over the Continental United States.

Here is how to cite EF5:

Flamig, Z. L., Vergara, H., and Gourley, J. J.: The Ensemble Framework For Flash Flood Forecasting (EF5) v1.2: description and case study, Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 4943–4958, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-4943-2020, 2020.

More than a hydrologic model

EF5 is not a single hydrologic model – it is a framework for hydrologic modeling

  • Multiple model cores and physics schemes are possible

  • Scalable to different resolutions

  • EF5 can forecast the entire continuum of floods

You can learn EF5 on your own

Material is available for self-paced training to get you going with EF5.

Check out EF5's videos in its YouTube Channel. To follow along, we recommend you also download the material covered in the videos. Here are a few options:

Getting started with EF5

EF5 is open-source and can be run in Windows, MacOS and Linux.
Get Started by downloading the source code (MacOS/Linux) or pre-compiled executable (Windows).