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The hydrological catchment model HYPE simulates water flow and substances on their way from precipitation through soil, river and lakes to the river outlet (Arheimer et al., 2008; Lindström et al., 2009). The catchment is divided into subbasins which in turn are divided into classes (calculation units) depending on land use, soil type and elevation. Read more.
The historical evolution of the HYPE model and its applications by SMHI. Model picture from Hundecha et al., 2016.
Data at HYPEweb
A ‘large-scale hydrological model’ is a numerical code calculating water volume and fluxes over large geographical areas, which encompass many river basins, cross regional and international boundaries, and a number of different geophysical and climatic zones. ‘Multi-basin’ indicates that each geographical domain includes numerous coupled catchments and has a relatively high spatial resolution, although most basins are ungauged. The temporal resolution in the calculations is normally daily.
|Model name||Geographical domain draining to||Area (km2)||Resolution (km2)||Reference Period||No. Gauging sites||Water Quality|
|E-HYPE||coasts of continental Europe||8.8 million||215||1981-2013||230 (?)||Nutrients|
|S-HYPE||the Swedish coast||484 000||13||1961-2013||401||Nutrients|
|Arctic-HYPE||Arctic Basin||23 million||700||1980-2009||1349||-|
|LPB-HYPE||Rio de La Plata||3.1 million||215||1981-2013||500||-|
|Niger-HYPE||Niger Delta||2.1 million||2619||1979-2009||56||-|
|India-HYPE||coasts of sub-Indian continent||4.9 million||810||1976-2005||43||-|