BasinSim

Basin Simulation

BasinSim 1.0 is a watershed model for small- to medium-sized watersheds capable of simulating sediment and nutrient loads under multiple scenarios. It is based on the Generalized Watershed Loading Functions (GWLF) model. BasinSim is intended to support water resource management decisions and includes a graphical user interface (GUI) and various databases (land use, population, soil tyoe, water discharge, water quality, climate, point nutrient sources, etc.)

Developer
VIMS
Model Information
For more information about this model, go to www.vims.edu
Spatial Resolution
The spatial resolution is on the sub-watershed scale and the grid size is based on land use data specified.
Temporal Resolution
Time steps are on the order of days to months based on weather data specified.
Outputs
Outputs specifics include water quality characteristics.
Intended User
practitioner
Model Type
watershed
Inclusion of Climate Change
User-defined model scenarios allow for climate change representative conditions to be evaluated.
Geographic Region
generalized
Data Requirements
some data sets built in
Source Code Availability
closed source
Dimensions
not available
Computational Burden
medium
Scenario Modeling
scenarios by hand only
Coding Language
GUI
Operating System
not applicable
Mathematical Approach
numerical
Maintenance Plan
not supported
Date of Last Known Update
16-May-00
User Manual
go to documentation at www.vims.edu