QUAL2K

Quality 2k

Quality 2K (QUAL2K) is a river model using one-dimensional flow dynamics and sediment transport and benthic layer interactions.

Developer
Tufts University
Model Information
For more information about this model, go to www.qual2k.com
Spatial Resolution
The spatial resolution is based on river reaches defined to have constant physical characteristics. Each reach can be subdivided into elements over which computations are executed.
Temporal Resolution
Each defined model element is assumed to operate at steady state and the time step is based on the time it takes flow to move through a segment.
Outputs
Outputs include water quality characteristics.
Intended User
practitioner
Model Type
watershed
Inclusion of Climate Change
Climate parameters can be included through manual adjustment of input flow and NPS pollution inputs in the model.
Geographic Region
generalized
Data Requirements
data provided by the user
Source Code Availability
open source
Dimensions
1d
Computational Burden
low
Scenario Modeling
batch mode likely
Coding Language
FORTRAN, macros
Operating System
windows
Mathematical Approach
deterministic
Maintenance Plan
maintained
Date of Last Known Update
29-May-12
User Manual
go to documentation at s3.amazonaws.com