Monthly Water Balance Model Portal for the United States

Thursday, 18 December 2014
Lauren Hay, USGS, Baltimore, MD, United States, Andrew Bock, USGS, Water Science Center, Lakewood, CO, United States, Steven L Markstrom, USGS, National Research Program, Baltimore, MD, United States, Gregory J McCabe Jr, USGS, National Research Program, Lakewood, CO, United States and Dwight Atkinson, EPA, Office of Water, Washington, DC, United States
The Monthly Water Balance Model (MWBM) portal delivers MWBM output generated for current and future climatic conditions for stream segments and hydrologic response units derived from the US Geological Survey’s National Hydrologic Model Geospatial Fabric. The MWBM is a modular system that provides monthly estimates of components of the hydrologic cycle (e.g. streamflow, potential and actual evapotranspiration, snowpack, and storage) computed from mean monthly temperature, monthly total precipitation, latitude, and available soil water capacity. The MWBM portal can generate reports and graphics using simulations from more than 200 current and future climate scenarios at any location within the contiguous US. This presentation will introduce users to the MWBM portal and demonstrate how to access and download MWBM portal data.