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Monthly Water Balance Model Futures


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Bock, A.R., Hay, L.E., Markstrom, S.L., and Atkinson, R.D., 2016, Monthly Water Balance Model Futures (ver. 4.0, January 2024): U.S. Geological Survey data release,


A monthly water balance model (MWBM) was driven with precipitation and temperature using a station-based dataset for current conditions (1949 to 2010) and selected statistically-downscaled general circulation models (GCMs) for current and future conditions (1950 to 2099) across the conterminous United States (CONUS) using hydrologic response units from the Geospatial Fabric for National Hydrologic Modeling (Viger and Bock, 2014). Six MWBM output variables (actual evapotranspiration (AET), potential evapotranspiration (PET), runoff (RO), streamflow (STRM), soil moisture storage (SOIL), and snow water equivalent (SWE)) and the two MWBM input variables (atmospheric temperature (TAVE) and precipitation (PPT)) were summarized for hydrologic [...]

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Point of Contact :
Andrew R Bock
Metadata Contact :
Andrew R Bock
Originator :
Andrew R Bock, Lauren E Hay, Steven L Markstrom, R Dwight Atkinson
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
Colorado Water Science Center

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“Bock and others (2016) supplemental files”
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VersionHistory_Bock_MWBM.txt 1.76 KB text/plain


The purpose of this dataset is to provide monthly estimates of key components of the hydrologic cycle across the conterminous United States (CONUS) for current and future conditions (1950-2099).


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ScienceBase WMS


  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • South Central CASC
  • USGS Colorado Water Science Center
  • USGS Data Release Products
  • USGS National Hydrologic Model (NHM)

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Revision 2.0 by Andy Bock on May 30, 2018. Revision 3.0 by Andy Bock on Sept. 30, 2018. Revision 4.0 by Andy Bock on Jan. 12, 2024. To review the changes that were made, see “VersionHistory_Bock_MWBM.txt” in the attached files section.

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DOI doi:10.5066/F7VD6WJQ

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