Articles | Volume 15, issue 19
Model description paper
04 Oct 2022
Model description paper |  | 04 Oct 2022

Water balance model (WBM) v.1.0.0: a scalable gridded global hydrologic model with water-tracking functionality

Danielle S. Grogan, Shan Zuidema, Alex Prusevich, Wilfred M. Wollheim, Stanley Glidden, and Richard B. Lammers

Data sets

Water Balance Model (WBM) Open Source Release Version 1.0.0 Ancillary Data D. S. Grogan, S. Zuidema, A. Prusevich, W. M. Wollheim, S. Glidden, and R. B. Lammers

Model code and software

WBM v1.0.0 D. S. Grogan and S. Zuidema

Short summary
This paper describes the University of New Hampshire's water balance model (WBM). This model simulates the land surface components of the global water cycle and includes water extractions for use by humans for agricultural, domestic, and industrial purposes. A new feature is described that permits water source tracking through the water cycle, which has implications for water resource management. This paper was written to describe a long-used model and presents its first open-source version.