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The Basin Characterization Model - A regional water balance software package (BCMv8) data release and model archive for hydrologic California, water years 1896-2020

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
1895-10-01
End Date
2020-09-30

Citation

Flint, L.E., Flint, A.L., and Stern, M.A., 2021, The Basin Characterization Model - A regional water balance software package (BCMv8) data release and model archive for hydrologic California, water years 1896-2020, U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9PT36UI.

Summary

This data release accompanies the USGS Techniques and Methods report titled: "The Basin Characterization Model - A Regional Water Balance Software Package", and includes all necessary Basin Characterization Model version 8 (BCMv8) inputs and outputs for water years 1896 to 2020. The BCMv8 was refined from the previous BCMv65 version to improve the accuracy of the water-balance components, particularly the recharge estimate. The new version includes seven new features: (1) monthly vegetation-specific actual evapotranspiration (AET) for 65 vegetation types, (2) spatially distributed calibration coefficients for snow accumulation and snowmelt, (3) mapped soil organic matter, (4) soil hydraulic properties calculated from soil texture and [...]

Child Items (2)

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Lorraine E Flint
Originator :
Lorraine E Flint, Alan L Flint, Michelle A Stern
Metadata Contact :
Michelle A Stern
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
California Water Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources

Attached Files

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aet_WY1896_99.zip
“Monthly actual evapotranspiration (AET) for water years 1896-1899”
492.49 MB application/zip

“Monthly actual evapotranspiration (AET) for water years 1900-1909”
1.14 GB application/zip

“Monthly actual evapotranspiration (AET) for water years 1910-1919”
1.13 GB application/zip

“Monthly actual evapotranspiration (AET) for water years 1920-1929”
1.12 GB application/zip

“Monthly actual evapotranspiration (AET) for water years 1930-1939”
1.11 GB application/zip

“Monthly actual evapotranspiration (AET) for water years 1940-1949”
1.13 GB application/zip

“Monthly actual evapotranspiration (AET) for water years 1950-1959”
1.1 GB application/zip

“Monthly actual evapotranspiration (AET) for water years 1960-1969”
1.12 GB application/zip

“Monthly actual evapotranspiration (AET) for water years 1970-1979”
1.13 GB application/zip

“Monthly actual evapotranspiration (AET) for water years 1980-1989”
1.15 GB application/zip

“Monthly actual evapotranspiration (AET) for water years 1990-1999”
1.13 GB application/zip

“Monthly actual evapotranspiration (AET) for water years 2000-2009”
1.1 GB application/zip

“Monthly actual evapotranspiration (AET) for water years 2010-2020”
1.23 GB application/zip
cwd_WY1896_99.zip
“Monthly climatic water deficit (CWD) for water years 1896-1899”
598.05 MB application/zip

“Monthly climatic water deficit (CWD) for water years 1900-1909”
1.44 GB application/zip

“Monthly climatic water deficit (CWD) for water years 1910-1919”
1.44 GB application/zip

“Monthly climatic water deficit (CWD) for water years 1920-1929”
1.44 GB application/zip

“Monthly climatic water deficit (CWD) for water years 1930-1939”
1.44 GB application/zip

“Monthly climatic water deficit (CWD) for water years 1940-1949”
1.44 GB application/zip

“Monthly climatic water deficit (CWD) for water years 1950-1959”
1.43 GB application/zip

“Monthly climatic water deficit (CWD) for water years 1960-1969”
1.44 GB application/zip

“Monthly climatic water deficit (CWD) for water years 1970-1979”
1.44 GB application/zip

“Monthly climatic water deficit (CWD) for water years 1980-1989”
1.45 GB application/zip

“Monthly climatic water deficit (CWD) for water years 1990-1999”
1.43 GB application/zip

“Monthly climatic water deficit (CWD) for water years 2000-2009”
1.43 GB application/zip

“Monthly climatic water deficit (CWD) for water years 2010-2020”
1.58 GB application/zip
pck_WY1896_99.zip
“Monthly snow water equivalent (PCK) for water years 1896-1899”
141.45 MB application/zip
pck_WY1900_09.zip
“Monthly snow water equivalent (PCK) for water years 1900-1909”
338.15 MB application/zip
pck_WY1910_19.zip
“Monthly snow water equivalent (PCK) for water years 1910-1919”
355.72 MB application/zip
pck_WY1920_29.zip
“Monthly snow water equivalent (PCK) for water years 1920-1929”
312.53 MB application/zip
pck_WY1930_39.zip
“Monthly snow water equivalent (PCK) for water years 1930-1939”
332.39 MB application/zip
pck_WY1940_49.zip
“Monthly snow water equivalent (PCK) for water years 1940-1949”
333.43 MB application/zip
pck_WY1950_59.zip
“Monthly snow water equivalent (PCK) for water years 1950-1959”
346.57 MB application/zip
pck_WY1960_69.zip
“Monthly snow water equivalent (PCK) for water years 1960-1969”
341.67 MB application/zip
pck_WY1970_79.zip
“Monthly snow water equivalent (PCK) for water years 1970-1979”
343.87 MB application/zip
pck_WY1980_89.zip
“Monthly snow water equivalent (PCK) for water years 1980-1989”
340.27 MB application/zip
pck_WY1990_99.zip
“Monthly snow water equivalent (PCK) for water years 1990-1999”
331.96 MB application/zip
pck_WY2000_09.zip
“Monthly snow water equivalent (PCK) for water years 2000-2009”
305.21 MB application/zip
pck_WY2010_20.zip
“Monthly snow water equivalent (PCK) for water years 2010-2020”
311.19 MB application/zip
rch_WY1896_99.zip
“Monthly recharge (RCH) for water years 1896-1899”
121.26 MB application/zip
rch_WY1900_09.zip
“Monthly recharge (RCH) for water years 1900-1909”
353.08 MB application/zip
rch_WY1910_19.zip
“Monthly recharge (RCH) for water years 1910-1919”
306.05 MB application/zip
rch_WY1920_29.zip
“Monthly recharge (RCH) for water years 1920-1929”
300.14 MB application/zip
rch_WY1930_39.zip
“Monthly recharge (RCH) for water years 1930-1939”
289.49 MB application/zip
rch_WY1940_49.zip
“Monthly recharge (RCH) for water years 1940-1949”
326.36 MB application/zip
rch_WY1950_59.zip
“Monthly recharge (RCH) for water years 1950-1959”
314.79 MB application/zip
rch_WY1960_69.zip
“Monthly recharge (RCH) for water years 1960-1969”
325.71 MB application/zip
rch_WY1970_79.zip
“Monthly recharge (RCH) for water years 1970-1979”
308.82 MB application/zip
rch_WY1980_89.zip
“Monthly recharge (RCH) for water years 1980-1989”
343.67 MB application/zip
rch_WY1990_99.zip
“Monthly recharge (RCH) for water years 1990-1999”
318.21 MB application/zip
rch_WY2000_09.zip
“Monthly recharge (RCH) for water years 2000-2009”
305.86 MB application/zip
rch_WY2010_20.zip
“Monthly recharge (RCH) for water years 2010-2020”
336.38 MB application/zip
run_WY1896_99.zip
“Monthly runoff (RUN) for water years 1896-1899”
122.04 MB application/zip
run_WY1900_09.zip
“Monthly runoff (RUN) for water years 1900-1909”
359.58 MB application/zip
run_WY1910_19.zip
“Monthly runoff (RUN) for water years 1910-1919”
301.63 MB application/zip
run_WY1920_29.zip
“Monthly runoff (RUN) for water years 1920-1929”
278.8 MB application/zip
run_WY1930_39.zip
“Monthly runoff (RUN) for water years 1930-1939”
279.18 MB application/zip
run_WY1940_49.zip
“Monthly runoff (RUN) for water years 1940-1949”
327.9 MB application/zip
run_WY1950_59.zip
“Monthly runoff (RUN) for water years 1950-1959”
322.97 MB application/zip
run_WY1960_69.zip
“Monthly runoff (RUN) for water years 1960-1969”
311.52 MB application/zip
run_WY1970_79.zip
“Monthly runoff (RUN) for water years 1970-1979”
307.49 MB application/zip
run_WY1980_89.zip
“Monthly runoff (RUN) for water years 1980-1989”
345.04 MB application/zip
run_WY1990_99.zip
“Monthly runoff (RUN) for water years 1990-1999”
327.41 MB application/zip
run_WY2000_09.zip
“Monthly runoff (RUN) for water years 2000-2009”
293.6 MB application/zip
run_WY2010_20.zip
“Monthly runoff (RUN) for water years 2010-2020”
324.82 MB application/zip
str_WY1896_99.zip
“Monthly soil storage (STR) for water years 1896-1899”
700.52 MB application/zip

“Monthly soil storage (STR) for water years 1900-1909”
1.63 GB application/zip

“Monthly soil storage (STR) for water years 1910-1919”
1.64 GB application/zip

“Monthly soil storage (STR) for water years 1920-1929”
1.63 GB application/zip

“Monthly soil storage (STR) for water years 1930-1939”
1.65 GB application/zip

“Monthly soil storage (STR) for water years 1940-1949”
1.64 GB application/zip

“Monthly soil storage (STR) for water years 1950-1959”
1.6 GB application/zip

“Monthly soil storage (STR) for water years 1960-1969”
1.61 GB application/zip

“Monthly soil storage (STR) for water years 1970-1979”
1.63 GB application/zip

“Monthly soil storage (STR) for water years 1980-1989”
1.64 GB application/zip

“Monthly soil storage (STR) for water years 1990-1999”
1.64 GB application/zip

“Monthly soil storage (STR) for water years 2000-2009”
1.62 GB application/zip

“Monthly soil storage (STR) for water years 2010-2020”
1.79 GB application/zip

Purpose

The Basin Characterization Model was developed to produce fine-scale gridded estimates of recharge, runoff, and other water balance components. These are natural estimates of the water balance components and do not reflect anthropogenic factors like irrigation, diversions, and other water management decisions.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P9PT36UI

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