VIC Model Outputs - Image Driver¶
The contents of the results files can be controlled by the user, by options/instructions in the global parameter file. If no output file instructions are given in the global parameter file, VIC will create default output files with default variables.
List of possible output variables (given in the file
The VIC Runtime Logs¶
LOG_DIR variable is provided in the global parameter file, VIC will output its logging to a log file (file name is determined at runtime). The default logging location is
stderr. The verbosity of these logs can be controlled by setting the
LOG_LVL variable in the
State File (optional)¶
VIC can save the hydrologic state from any point in the simulation (usually the final state) to a file for the purpose of re-starting the simulation later (as an initial state file). This is useful for simulations that require lengthy spin-up periods or ensemble methods.
The point at which the hydrologic state is saved, and the name/location of the state file, can be specified by the user in the global parameter file.