SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Hydrologic calibration of the SWAT model in a watershed containing fragipan soils 
Authors:Peterson, J.R. and J.M. Hamlett 
Journal:Journal of the American Water Resources Association 
Volume (Issue):34(3) 
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Broad Application Category:hydrologic only 
Primary Application Category:baseflow, interflow and/or other hydrologic component analysis 
Secondary Application Category:snowmelt, frozen soil and/or glacier melt processes 
Watershed Description:39.4 km^2 Ariel Creek, a subwatershed of the Lake Wallenpaupack drainage area located in northeast Pennsylvania, U.S. 
Calibration Summary: 
Validation Summary:May 1992 to July 1994 daily E = 0.04; monthly = 0.14 (improved to 0.2 & 0.55 when snowmelt events were ignored) 
General Comments:SWAT performance was affected by unusually large snowmelt events and the inability of the model to accurately simulate baseflow conditions in the watershed, which is a function in part of fragipan soil layers. The results suggest that SWAT is better suited for long-term hydrologic simulations. 
Keywords:simulation; modeling; SWAT; hydrology; calibration; nonpoint source pollution