SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Appication of an integrative hydro-ecological model to study water resources management in the upper and middle parts of the Yellow River Basin 
Authors:Li, X., Q. Gao, T. Lei and X. Yang 
Journal:Frontiers of Earth Science in China 
Volume (Issue):5(1) 
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Broad Application Category:hydrologic only 
Primary Application Category:hydrologic assessment 
Secondary Application Category:irrigation impacts or irrigation BMP scenarios 
Watershed Description:752,400 km^2 Yellow River, located in northern China. 
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General Comments:The authors of this paper state that their model was derived from SWAT as follows: The integrative regional scale hydro-ecological model was developed to assess water resource use and ecological production in arid and semi-arid areas. The model was adapted from the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), developed by the USDA (Arnold et al., 1998) for hydrological simulations, due to its high calculation efficiency, ease of use, and wide validation and acceptance. It is not clear what the authors mean by "adapted"; use of the word implies that they used a modified version of SWAT. However, there is no evidence provided in their study of a modified version so it is assumed they used the standard SWAT model. 
Keywords:integrative hydro-ecological model, scenario analysis, water resources management, upper and middle parts of the Yellow River basin