1. General Model Information

Name: Automated Baseflow Separation for Canadian Dataset

Acronym: ABSCAN

Main medium: aquatic+terrstrial
Main subject: hydrology, meteorology
Organization level: Ecosystem, Not applicable
Type of model: not specified
Main application: simulation/optimisation tool, decision support/expert system, research
Keywords: baseflow, runoff, waterhsed, hydrology, separation, groundwater, hydrograph, analysis


Geoff Parker
Ottawa, Canada

Phone: 1 819 340-1253
email: geoff@thinknew.ca http://www.thinknew.ca/analytics/
Homepage: http://www.thinknew.ca/analytics/


G. Parker


Automated Baseflow Separation for Canadian datasets (ABScan) is a Hydrograph Analysis tool that automatically filters streamflow data into runoff and baseflow components. The model is designed to be used with Environment Canada's free HYDAT database which is updated regularly and contains daily, monthly, and instantaneous data for streamflow, water level, and sediment data for over 2500 active and 5500 discontinued hydrometric monitoring stations across Canada. The software offers several filtering algorithms (Lyne and Hollick, Chapman, Eckhardt) and output options (CSV, Excel) for up to 50 years of data at a time. It is suitable for use with any distributed runoff models, and can easily be adapted for use in non-Canadian datasets. It is released under the Thinknew Freeware License.

II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): Windows, Linux (Wine compatible)
Download ABScan v2.0 now

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s): Visual Basic, Fortran, C
Available upon request

II.3 Manuals:

ABScan v2.0 User's Manual

II.4 Data:

Sample data included with distribution. Works with Environment Canada's HYDAT format, CSV format, and many others.
see: Home page

III. Mathematical Information

III.1 Mathematics

See manual.

III.2 Quantities

See manual.

III.2.1 Input

Daily Streamflow data

III.2.2 Output

Daily Baseflow, Runoff components

IV. References

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

VI. Additional remarks

Last review of this document by: : Tue Sep 5 21:05:47 2006
Status of the document: Contributed by G Parker
last modified by Joachim Benz Fri Oct 6 15:23:43 CEST 2006

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