Impact model: SWAT-VUB

SWAT is one of the 15 regional hydrology models following the ISIMIP2a protocol which form the base of simulations for the ISIMIP2a regional water sector outputs; for a full technical description of the ISIMIP2a Simulation Data from Water (regional) Sector, see this DOI link:

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Basic information
Model Version: SWATV637
Reference Paper: Other References:
Person Responsible For Model Simulations In This Simulation Round: Aklilu Teklesadik
Output Data
Experiments: historical (Blue Nile)
Climate Drivers: WATCH (WFD)
Date: 2017-02-20
Spatial Aggregation: subbasins
Spatial Resolution: subbasins
Temporal Resolution Of Input Data: Climate Variables: Daily
Temporal Resolution Of Input Data: Co2: 30 years
Temporal Resolution Of Input Data: Land Use/Land Cover: constant
Temporal Resolution Of Input Data: Soil: constant
Input data sets used
Observed Atmospheric Climate Data Sets Used: GSWP3, PGMFD v.2 (Princeton), WATCH (WFD), WATCH+WFDEI
Climate Variables: tasmax, tasmin, wind, net radiation, rhs, pr
Was A Spin-Up Performed?: Yes
Natural Vegetation
Natural Vegetation Partition: Static Landuse
Management & Adaptation Measures
Management: Management for agriculture crop (Irrigation and fertilization, both at auto)
Extreme Events & Disturbances
Key Challenges: Outputs are at daily time step (as the inputs), therefore reproducing flood extreme may not be meaningful
Additional Comments: Elevation bands (10 bands) was used and Temperature lapse and precipitation lapse rate were used
Soil Layers: Up to 10 soil layers, 11 soil parameters
Runoff Routing: Muskingum method
How Is Vegetation Represented?: A simplified EPIC approach
Potential Evapotranspiration: Penman-Monteith, Hargreaves, Priestely-Talyor
Snow Melt: Degree-day method