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Simulation Models Currently in Use

Listed below are the various simulation models acquired, tested and put to use at GCISC:

Regional Climate Models:

  • PRECIS (Hadley Centre, UK)
  • RegCM4 (AS-ICTP, Italy)

Watershed Models:

  • DHSVM (Univ. of Washington, USA)
  • UBC (Univ. of British Columbia, Canada)
  • HEC-HMS (US Army Corps of Engineers)
  • TAC-D (ETHZ Switzerland)
  • TOPKAPI (ETHZ Switzerland)

Crop Simulation Models:

  • DSSAT: Decision Support System for Agro-technology Transfer (Univ. of Georgia, Griffin, USA) comprising the models:
    • CERES (for cereals)
    • CROPGRO (for grain legumes)
    • CROPSIM (for root crops)
    • Other Crop Models (for Tomato, Sunflower, Sugarcane, Pasture)
  • APSIM: Agricultural Production Systems sIMulator (Agricultural Production Systems Research Unit, Australia)
  • InfoCrop: (Indian Council for Agriculture Research (ICAR), India)
  • AQUACROP: FAO (Italy) Food and Agriculture Organization, Italy
  • MOSAICC: Modeling System for Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change, Food and Agriculture Organization, Italy

Water Management Models:

  • PODIUM: Policy Dialogue Model (International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka)
  • CROPWAT: FAO (Italy)


  • CALPUFF (Source: ASG, USA)
  • HYSPLIT ((Source: NOAA, USA)
  • GAINS Asia: Greenhouse Gas and Air Pollution Interactions and Synergies (IIASA, Austria)
  • April 19, 2022

We warmly welcome Ms. Sherry Rehman, Minister for Climate Change as the Chair of the GCISC’s Board of Governors and sincerely hope that her dynamic leadership will provide impetus to the Centre’s research efforts in making the country climate resilient.

GCISC in collaboration with GIZ and CITEPA organized National and Provincial Training Workshops on “M &E Platform Adaptation Tracking (Agriculture) in Pakistan” at Islamabad Hotel, Islamabad on 23-26 November 2021, Lexus Hotel, Lahore on 29-30 November 2021 and PC Hotel, Karachi on 2-3 December 2021.

GCISC Organized a workshop on "Monsoon Variability and Extremes in a Changing Climate" from October 12-14, 2021 at Margalla Hotel, Islamabad
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  • February 08, 2021

SAPM on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam inaugurated three inter-linked Nature Parks spreading over 18,000 acres of Parera, Ara...