Graphical user interface for SNTHERM

TitleGraphical user interface for SNTHERM
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1995
AuthorsMoffitt, J. A., and Barth G. R.
Conference Name63rd Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 63rd Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1995
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationSparks, Nevada
KeywordsGraphical user interface, Modeling

A snowmelt modeling PC interface was developed with widely used, off-the-shelf spreadsheet and database software packages. While this application was designed for the snowmelt model SNTHERM (U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory), the programming concepts and design were general enough to be applied to other environmental models. Extensive screen design utilities and programming capabilities make current software applications strong candidates for Graphical User Interface development.The modeling interface consisted of six major functions: (1) database query screens for plotting and exporting data, (2) automated creation of two required model input files with menu and mouse driven screens, (3) modeling file management, (4) automatic plotting of the model input and output data, (5) running SNTHERM, and (6) automated sensitivity analysis graphics of model parameters.