How to cite PCRaster

Please use the following citations if the PCRaster software played a role in your project: Citing the PCRaster project in general:

  • Karssenberg, D., Schmitz, O., Salamon, P., de Jong, K., and Bierkens, M. F. P.: A software framework for construction of process-based stochastic spatio-temporal models and data assimilation, Environmental Modelling & Software 25(4), 489-502, 2010. doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2009.10.004.


Citing the PCRaster Aguila visualisation tool:

  • Pebesma, E. J., de Jong, K., and Briggs, D.: Interactive visualization of uncertain spatial and spatio-temporal data under different scenarios: An air quality example, International Journal of Geographical Information Science 21(5), 515-527, 2007. doi: 10.1080/13658810601064009.


Citing the PCRaster Modflow extension:

  • Schmitz, O., Karssenberg, D., van Deursen, W. P. A., and Wesseling, C. G.: Linking external components to a spatio-temporal modelling framework: Coupling MODFLOW and PCRaster, Environmental Modelling & Software 24(9), 1088-1099, 2009. doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2009.02.018


Citing PCRcalc:

  • Wesseling, C. G., Karssenberg, D., Burrough, P. A., and van Deursen, W. P. A.: Integrating dynamic environmental models in GIS: The development of a Dynamic Modelling language, Transactions in GIS 1(1), 40-48, 1996. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9671.1996.tb00032.x


You can also consider to specify the version number in your manuscript, for example, "We used PCRaster 4.0.1 to..."