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A Monthly Water-Balance Model Driven By a Graphical User Interface
Entry ID: USGS_OFR_2007_1088
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Summary
Abstract: Monthly water-balance models have been used as a means to examine the various components of the hydrologic cycle (for example, precipitation, evapotranspiration, and runoff). Such models have been used to estimate the global water balance (Mather, 1969; Legates and Mather, 1992; Legates and McCabe, 2005); to develop climate classifications (Thornthwaite, 1948); to estimate soil-moisture storage (Alley, 1984; Mintz and Serafini, 1992), runoff (Alley, 1984, 1985; Yates, 1996; Wolock and McCabe, 1999), and irrigation demand (McCabe and Wolock, 1992); and to evaluate the hydrologic effects of climate change (McCabe and Ayers, 1989; Yates, 1996; Strzepek and Yates, 1997; Wolock and McCabe, 1999).

This report provides a description of a monthly water-balance model that is driven by a graphical user interface (GUI) developed by the U.S. Geological Survey. The GUI permits the user to easily modify water-balance parameters and provide useful estimates of water-balance components for a specified location. The model, referred to as the Thornthwaite water-balance program, can be used as a research tool, an assessment tool, and as a tool for classroom instruction.

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Description: Download the Water-Balance model, also known as the Thornthwaite water balance model.

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Description: A report and documentation on the Water-Balance model.
Service Citation
Originators: Gregory J. McCabe and Steven L. Markstrom
Title: A Monthly Water-Balance Model Driven By a Graphical User Interface
Release_Date: 2007
Provider: U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1088/
ISO Topic Category
FARMING
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Service Provider
Open File Services Section, Publications Warehouse, Eastern Region, Publications, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior

Service Provider Personnel
Name: ASK USGS
Phone: 1-888-275-8747
Email: ask at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: Virginia
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

ASK USGS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1-888-275-8747
Email: ask at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: Virginia
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2008-09-22
SERF Last Revision Date: 2013-01-11
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