Impact model: HYMOD-UFZ

HYMOD-UFZ 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:

Water (regional)

Information for the model HYMOD-UFZ is provided for the simulation rounds shown in the tabs below. Click on the appropriate tab to get the information for the simulation round you are interested in.

Person responsible for model simulations in this simulation round
Rohini Kumar:, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH (Germany)
Output Data
Experiments: historical (Rhine, Niger, Blue Nile, Ganges, Yellow, Darling, Mississippi, Amazon)
Climate Drivers: WATCH (WFD)
Date: 2017-02-20
Basic information
Model Version: version 1
Model Output License: CC0
Reference Paper: Main Reference: Multicriteria calibration of hydrologic models.
Spatial Aggregation: single basin
Spatial Resolution: Basin
Temporal Resolution Of Input Data: Climate Variables: daily
Temporal Resolution Of Input Data: Co2: -
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: WATCH (WFD)
Climate Variables: tasmax, tas, tasmin, pr
Additional Input Data Sets: -
Exceptions to Protocol
Exceptions: -
Was A Spin-Up Performed?: Yes
Spin-Up Design: Same as protocol
Natural Vegetation
Natural Vegetation Partition: -
Management & Adaptation Measures
Management: -
Extreme Events & Disturbances
Key Challenges: It is a lumped hydrologic model and may be therefore rely more on parameter calibration than other spatially explicit model.
Potential Evapotranspiration: Hargreaves and Samani (1985)
Snow Melt: Temperature based degree-day method
Runoff Routing: Trough a series of linear and non-linear reserviors
Was The Model Calibrated?: True