This data release contains inputs for and outputs from hydrologic simulations for the conterminous United States (CONUS) using the Precipitation Runoff Modeling System (PRMS) version 5.1.0 (https://www.usgs.gov/software/precipitation-runoff-modeling-system-prms) and the USGS National Hydrologic Model Infrastructure (NHMI, Regan and others, 2018). These simulations were developed to provide estimates of the water budget and statistics of streamflow for historical and potential future conditions using atmospheric forcing data from Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 5 (CMIP5). Specific file types include: 1) input forcings of minimum air temperature, maximum air temperature, and daily precipitation derived from general circulation models (GCM, table1_GCMs_used.csv), 2) output files of simulated streamflow for each stream segment in the model, 3) GIS files of the model hydrologic response units and stream segments, and 4) a suite of streamflow statistics for each modeled segment. This data release complements data release (https://doi.org/10.5066/P9CVHLMB) which contains historical simulations based on historically observed atmospheric forcings rather than GCM-derived forcings. The same parameter files and model configuration files were used for all model runs and are available in that data release.
|Title||Model Input and Output for Hydrologic Simulations for the Conterminous United States for Historical and Future Conditions Using the National Hydrologic Model Infrastructure (NHMI) and the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5), 1950 - 2100|
|Authors||Jacob H LaFontaine, Jeffrey W Riley|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||South Atlantic Water Science Center|