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).