MESH - A Community Hydrology - Land Surface Model

About MESH

MESH (Modélisation Environnementale communautaire - Surface Hydrology) is the hydrology land-surface scheme (HLSS) of Environment and Climate Change Canada's (ECCC's) community environmental modelling system (Pietroniro et al. 2007), and is complimentary to ECCC's GEM-Hydro modelling platform. MESH allows different surface component models to coexist within the same modelling framework so that they can easily be compared for the same experiment using exactly the same forcings, interpolation proc

MESH User Page

This section of the Standalone MESH Wiki contains important information for Standalone MESH users. The section provides a brief summary of the new features of MESH 1.3, a detailed description of files (and their format and example files) that are required to run the MESH model, the MESH output visualization tools, and a quick guide on how to prepare the MESH drainage database file using freely avaialabele data from the GeoBase website. The section also contains description

How-to articles


This page lists all pages throughout the Standalone MESH Wiki space that contain the "faq" page label.

MESH Developer Page



This page contains the official release of the MESH code.

References & Publications

Process Sub-Models and Modules

These pages describe the process sub-models and modules available within MESH.

Basin Meta-data

This page is where users can put meta-data about basins.


File formats and Standards


Label List

Extracting 1D points from Environment Canada FST files

This page describes how to extract a one-dimensional point from an Environment Canada FST file. The FST file format is the standard file format used by the numerical weather prediction research (RPN) group at Environment Canada. 

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