iRIC river flow and riverbed variation analysis

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iRIC (International River Interface Cooperative) was started in 2007 by Professor Yasuyuki Shimizu (Hokkaido University) and Dr. Jonathan Nelson (USGS) with the purpose of (1) developing a software platform called iRIC for numerical simulation of flow and morphodynamics in rivers and (2) providing seminars and educational material to support that software.

The iRIC software is a river flow and riverbed variation analysis software package which combines the functionality of MD_SWMS (Multi-Dimensional Surface-Water Modeling System, developed by the USGS) and RIC-Nays (developed by the Foundation of Hokkaido River Disaster Prevention Research Center).

iRIC software, documentation, and training information is currently hosted at the iRIC Project website.

Illustration showing the inputs, processes, and outputs of the iRIC software

Illustration showing the inputs, processes, and outputs of the iRIC software.