Snowmelt-runoff modeling in the microcomputer environment

TitleSnowmelt-runoff modeling in the microcomputer environment
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1987
AuthorsRango, A., and Roberts R.
Conference Name55th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 55th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1987
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationVancouver, British Columbia
KeywordsMicrocomputer, SRM Model, Streamflow forecast

The snowmelt-runoff model (SRM) is a simple degree-day model that requires remote sensing input in the form of basin of zonal snow cover extent. The model has been successfully tested on several U.S. and foreign basins in the simulation and forecast modes. In all these tests the model has been run on a mainframe computer. As operational application of SRM increases, it is assumed that the availability of a microcomputer version will allow easy widespread application plus minimize the turnaround time needed for operational forecasts. To facilitate its use, a SRM version has been developed for IBM compatible personal computers likely to be available in field offices. The program itself features user oriented input and multiple self help screens which allow the user to select the kind of data input used and the output products desired. The SRM microcomputer version has been tested successfully on several basins.