This digital dataset consists of monthly climate data from the Basin Characterization Model v8 (BCMv8) for the updated Central Valley Hydrologic Model (CVHM2) for water years 1922 to 2019. The BCMv8 data are available in a separate data release titled "The Basin Characterization Model - A regional water balance software package (BCMv8) data release and model archive for hydrologic California, water years 1896-2020" that accompanies the USGS Techniques and Methods report titled: "The Basin Characterization Model - A Regional Water Balance Software Package". The BCMv8 data are extracted from the state-wide data for the CVHM2 modeled area for water years 1922 to 2019. Climate data for CVHM2 are presented in two child items: precipitation and potential evapotranspiration extracted for the modeled area within the CVHM2 model boundary; recharge and runoff are extracted for the small watersheds surrounding the CVHM2 model boundary. Each child items contain metadata, a shapefile, a file containing the data.
Changes from previous version:
Updated child item: Central Valley Hydrologic Model version 2 (CVHM2): Model Array of Climate Data (Precipitation, Evapotranspiration)
1) Clarified processings steps and updated abstract.
2) Updated climate data (CVHM2_Climate_ET.zip & CVHM2_Climate_PP.zip)
|Title||Central Valley Hydrologic Model version 2 (CVHM2): Climate Data (Precipitation, Evapotranspiration, Recharge, Runoff) from the Basin Characterization Model for water years 1922-2019 (ver. 2.0, June 2023)|
|Authors||Whitney A Seymour, Donald Martin|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||California Water Science Center|