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Archive of Merced River Basin Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System, with forecasting, climate-file preparation, and data-visualization tools

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Koczot, K.M., Risley, J.C., Gronberg, J.M., Donovan, J.M., and McPherson, K.R., 2021, Archive of Merced River Basin Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System, with forecasting, climate-file preparation, and data-visualization tools: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7JH3KFR.

Summary

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), has constructed a new spatially distributed Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System (PRMS) for the Merced River Basin (Koczot and others, 2021), which is a tributary of the San Joaquin River in California. PRMS is a deterministic, distributed-parameter, physical-process-based modeling system developed to evaluate the response of streamflow and basin hydrology to various combinations of climate and land use (Markstrom and others, 2015). Although further refinement may be required to apply the Merced PRMS for official streamflow forecast operations, this application of PRMS is calibrated with intention to simulate (and eventually, forecast) [...]

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MERCED_PRMS402_OUI.zip
“Compressed file containing all files necessary for Merced PRMS”
376.19 MB application/zip

Material Request Instructions

All datasets relevant to the Merced River Basin PRMS have been added to this data release. 
 
Users should review the performance of this model to ensure applicability for their specific purpose. Additional calibration may be needed depending on the application.
 
Contents of this data release include:
 
            (1) Merced Object User interface.
                        a. Merced PRMS model:
                                    i. Control and parameter files.
                                    ii. Parameter file editor tool.
                                    iii. HRU-scale climate files of daily inputs of precipitation, maximum and minimum temperatures.
                                    iv. Streamflow, Solar Radiation, Potential Evapotranspiration data used as calibration targets.
                                    v. Output files, water-years 1949-2013.
                        b. Ensemble Streamflow Prediction forecasting tool (ESP).
                        c. Visualization tools
                        d. GIS shapefiles and grids used to develop the model architecture and called by the visualization tools.
                        e. Data files representing climate, streamflows and other calibration targets used in this study, and output of model simulations by stream segment and subbasin, which are called by the visualization tools to be graphically displayed.
 
            (2) Draper Climate-Distribution Software (Draper) configured specifically to generate daily Merced PRMS-formatted inputs of climate.
            (3) "Readme" files describing information in each directory.
            (4) User's Guide to operating the software (OUI, PRMS, ESP, Draper).

Purpose

The purpose of this data release is to provide an archive of Merced River Basin Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System, with forecasting, climate-file preparation, and data-visualization tools. This data release, available for download on this web page, includes the datasets required to run the PRMS model, Merced OUI visualization and ESP tools, and Draper. This package can be downloaded as a complete zip file. GIS data are included as individual shapefiles and ASCII grids.

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Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data for other purposes, nor on all computer systems, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Although this information product, for the most part, is in the public domain, it also may contain copyrighted materials as noted in the text. Permission to reproduce copyrighted items must be secured from the copyright owner. This database, identified as "Archive of Merced River Basin Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System, with forecasting, climate-file preparation, and data-visualization tools", has been approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Although this database has been subjected to rigorous review and is substantially complete, the USGS reserves the right to revise the data pursuant to further analysis and review. Furthermore, the database is released on condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use. This software has been approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Although the software has been subjected to rigorous review, the USGS reserves the right to update the software as needed pursuant to further analysis and review. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS or the U.S. Government as to the functionality of the software and related material nor shall the fact of release constitute any such warranty. Furthermore, the software is released on condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use.

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