Tethys – A Python Package for Spatial and Temporal Downscaling of Global Water Withdrawals

TitleTethys – A Python Package for Spatial and Temporal Downscaling of Global Water Withdrawals
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
JournalJournal of Open Research Software
Volume6
Date Published02/2018
Abstract

Downscaling of water withdrawals from regional/national to local scale is a fundamental step and also a common problem when integrating large scale economic and integrated assessment models with high-resolution detailed sectoral models. Tethys, an open-access software written in Python, is developed with statistical downscaling algorithms, to spatially and temporally downscale water withdrawal data to a finer scale. The spatial resolution will be downscaled from region/basin scale to grid (0.5 geographic degree) scale and the temporal resolution will be downscaled from year to month. Tethys is used to produce monthly global gridded water withdrawal products based on estimates from the Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM).

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.5334/jors.197
DOI10.5334/jors.197
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Journal: Journal of Open Research Software
Volume: 6

Downscaling of water withdrawals from regional/national to local scale is a fundamental step and also a common problem when integrating large scale economic and integrated assessment models with high-resolution detailed sectoral models. Tethys, an open-access software written in Python, is developed with statistical downscaling algorithms, to spatially and temporally downscale water withdrawal data to a finer scale. The spatial resolution will be downscaled from region/basin scale to grid (0.5 geographic degree) scale and the temporal resolution will be downscaled from year to month. Tethys is used to produce monthly global gridded water withdrawal products based on estimates from the Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM).

DOI: 10.5334/jors.197
Year of Publication: 2018
Citation:
Li, X, C Vernon, M Hejazi, R Link, Z Huang, L Liu, and L Feng.  2018.  "Tethys – A Python Package for Spatial and Temporal Downscaling of Global Water Withdrawals."  Journal of Open Research Software 6, doi:10.5334/jors.197.