SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Development of a snowfall-snowmelt routine for mountainous terrain for the soil water assessment tool (SWAT) 
Authors:Fontaine, T.A., T.S. Cruickshank, J.G. Arnold and R.H. Hotchkiss 
Year:2002 
Journal:Journal of Hydrology 
Volume:262(1-4) 
Pages:209-223 
Article ID: 
DOI:10.1016/S0022-1694(02)00029-X 
URL (non-DOI journals): 
Model:SWAT 
Broad Application Category:hydrologic only 
Primary Application Category:hydrologic assessment 
Secondary Application Category:none 
Watershed Description:4,999 km^2 Wind River (West central Wyoming) 
Calibration Summary: 
Validation Summary:Annual (1991-96) average E = 0.86 (after adjustment); initial version of routine = -0.70 
General Comments:Initial evaluation indicated that SWAT could not accurately simulate snowmelt processes for the mountainous watershed. Algorithms were then developed that distribute temperature & precipitation as a function of elevation bandsand account for snow? temperature, meltwater production, and areal snow coverage. Improved results were found with the new algorithms, with the E statistic increasing from -0.70 to 0.86 after the changes. 
Language:English 
Keywords:Snowmelt; Hydrology; Modeling; Mountains; Hydrometeorology