Hype Model documentation

Model documentation

HYPE is an open source dynamic integrated rainfall-runoff and nutrient transfer model developed and maintained by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI). 
HYPE is short for HYdrological Predictions for the Environment and we have a wiki that provides documentation for the HYPE Model.

On our wiki page you can find documentation that cover the following topics and more:

  • Hype Model Description: Processes above the ground, land routines, rivers and lakes, nitrogen and phosphorus in land routines, nitrogen and phosphorus in rivers and lakes, water management, deep processes, organic carbon, tracers.
  • HYPE File reference: files for model set up, observation data, output, calibration and water balances
  • Hype Tutorials: quick guide, HYPE set-up tutorials, updating with observation and more.


The HYPE Model source code is open source and can be downloaded on the sourceforge website.

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