Xanthos – A Global Hydrologic Model

TitleXanthos – A Global Hydrologic Model
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsLi, Xinya, Vernon Chris R., Hejazi Mohamad I., Link Robert P., Feng Leyang, Liu Yaling, and Rauchenstein Lynn T.
JournalJournal of Open Research Software
Volume5
Number1
Pages21
Date Published09/2017
Abstract / Summary

Xanthos is an open-source hydrologic model, written in Python, designed to quantify and analyse global water availability. Xanthos simulates historical and future global water availability on a monthly time step at a spatial resolution of 0.5 geographic degrees. Xanthos was designed to be extensible and used by scientists that study global water supply and work with the Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM). Xanthos uses a user-defined configuration file to specify model inputs, outputs and parameters. Xanthos has been tested using actual global data sets and the model is able to provide historical observations and future estimates of renewable freshwater resources in the form of total runoff. 

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.5334/jors.181
DOI10.5334/jors.181
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Journal: Journal of Open Research Software
Year of Publication: 2017
Volume: 5
Number: 1
Pages: 21
Date Published: 09/2017

Xanthos is an open-source hydrologic model, written in Python, designed to quantify and analyse global water availability. Xanthos simulates historical and future global water availability on a monthly time step at a spatial resolution of 0.5 geographic degrees. Xanthos was designed to be extensible and used by scientists that study global water supply and work with the Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM). Xanthos uses a user-defined configuration file to specify model inputs, outputs and parameters. Xanthos has been tested using actual global data sets and the model is able to provide historical observations and future estimates of renewable freshwater resources in the form of total runoff. 

DOI: 10.5334/jors.181
Citation:
Li, X, CR Vernon, MI Hejazi, RP Link, L Feng, Y Liu, and LT Rauchenstein.  2017.  "Xanthos – A Global Hydrologic Model."  Journal of Open Research Software 5(1): 21.  https://doi.org/10.5334/jors.181.