SWBM is one of the 13 global hydrology models following the ISIMIP2a protocol which form the base of simulations for the ISIMIP2a global water sector outputs; for a full technical description of the ISIMIP2a Simulation Data from Water (global) Sector, see this DOI link: http://doi.org/10.5880/PIK.2017.010
Spin-Up Design: 5 years with climate data provided
Extreme Events & Disturbances
Key Challenges: The model performs well in capturing dry extremes but has difficulties with wet extremes. The reasons are not yet fully understood.
Technological Progress: No.
Soil Layers: 1
Water-Use Sectors: nosoc simulations only
Runoff Routing: No routing performed.
Dams & Reservoirs
Dam And Reservoir Implementation: Not implemented
Was The Model Calibrated?: True
Which Years Were Used For Calibration?: Calibration against multiple hydrological reference data available in different years, overall spanning a period from 1984-2012
How Many Catchments Were Callibrated?: >100 near-natural catchments were used
How Is Vegetation Represented?: not specifically accounted for
Potential Evapotranspiration: net radiation used instead of potential evapotranspiration
Snow Melt: Degree-day method
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