An open software environment for hydrological model assessment and development

Publication year: 2011
Source: Environmental Modelling & Software, Volume 26, Issue 10, October 2011, Pages 1171-1185

F.T., Andrews , B.F.W., Croke , A.J., Jakeman

The hydromad (Hydrological Model Assessment and Development) package provides a set of functions which work together to construct, manipulate, analyse and compare hydrological models. The class of hydrological models considered are dynamic, spatially-aggregated conceptual or statistical models. The package functions are designed to fit seamlessly into the R system, and builds on its powerful data manipulation and analysis capabilities. The framework used in the package encourages a separation of model components based on Unit Hydrograph theory; many published models are consistent with this and implementations of several are included. For comparative assessment, model performance can be analysed over time and…