Hydrological modeling is evolving following advances in computational capabilities and the spread of digital data. Keeping up with technological development is becoming a challenge and might results in increased complexity and higher uncertainties. Many tools are today available to detailed simulate particular hydrological processes but the water system at the catchment scale requires the integration of several domains. For all this reasons flexibility and ease of integration are important requirements for the hydrological models of tomorrow. To this end, we considered the spatially distributed hydrological model WetSpa (Water and energy transfer between Soil plant and atmosphere) and we modified its structure and language. The goal of this research was to provide a reliable open source tool for hydrological studies which is at the same time flexible, easy to use and to couple with new or existing external models.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Salvadore, E.; Bronders, J.; Schmitz, O.; and Batelaan, O.
"Enhanced flexibility and coupling opportunities: the process-based, open-source, hydrological- model WetSpa,"
Open Water Journal: Vol. 2
, Article 34.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/openwater/vol2/iss1/34