Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 2429–2453, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-2429-2018
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 2429–2453, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-2429-2018

Model description paper 20 Jun 2018

Model description paper | 20 Jun 2018

PCR-GLOBWB 2: a 5 arcmin global hydrological and water resources model

Edwin H. Sutanudjaja et al.

Data sets

PCR-GLOBWB 2 input files version 2017_11_beta_1 E. H. Sutanudjaja, R. van Beek, N. Wanders, Y. Wada, J. Bosmans, N. Drost, R. van der Ent, I. de Graaf, J. Hoch, K. de Jong, D. Karssenberg, P. López López, S. Peßenteiner, O. Schmitz, M. Straatsma, E. Vannametee, D. Wisser, and M. Bierkens https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1045338

Model code and software

PCR-GLOBWB_model: PCR-GLOBWB version v2.1.0_beta_1 E. H. Sutanudjaja, R. van Beek, N. Wanders, Y. Wada, J. Bosmans, N. Drost, R. van der Ent, I. de Graaf, J. Hoch, K. de Jong, D. Karssenberg, P. López López, S. Peßenteiner, O. Schmitz, M. Straatsma, E. Vannametee, D. Wisser, and M. Bierkens https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.595656

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Short summary
PCR-GLOBWB 2 is an integrated hydrology and water resource model that fully integrates water use simulation and consolidates all features that have been developed since PCR-GLOBWB 1 was introduced. PCR-GLOBWB 2 can have a global coverage at 5 arcmin resolution and supersedes PCR-GLOBWB 1, which has a resolution of 30 arcmin only. Comparing the 5 arcmin with 30 arcmin simulations using discharge data, we clearly find improvement in the model performance of the higher-resolution model.