Groundwater recharge is an important part of water budget estimation and is a critical data component used in creating and calibrating groundwater flow models such as MODFLOW. Soil Water Balance Models (SWB) can be used to estimate potential groundwater recharge across spatial domains and through time. This metadata record describes an SWB archive for parts of the Coastal Plain of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, eastern United States. The model was run for various land cover build out scenarios and several downscaled climate models (SWB) The model's pixel resolution is 609.9-meters (m) and it was run for the for the period 1979 - 2060. The SWB model executable code is detailed in the report SWB-A Modified Thornthwaite-Mather Soil-Water-Balance Code for Estimating Groundwater Recharge; Chapter 31 of Section A, Groundwater, of Book 6, Modeling Techniques By S.M. Westenbroek, V.A. Kelson,W.R. Dripps,R.J. Hunt, and K.R. Bradbury (https://pubs.usgs.gov/tm/tm6-a31/) The SWB model was not calibrated; however, various water budget components from the model output compared reasonably well with other estimates. Due to size limitations climate data used in the production of this model are not included in this archive, URLs to locate the climate data are included.
|Title||Soil-Water Balance model datasets used to estimate groundwater recharge in parts of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia under 2015 conditions and future conditions using three downscaled climate models paired with two land cover scenarios|
|Authors||Mark R Nardi, Andrew E LaMotte|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Water Science Center|