1. General Model Information

Name: GUS

Acronym: GUS


Main medium: air
Main subject: biogeochemistry
Organization level: landscape
Type of model: 3D
Main application:
Keywords: atmospheric, point precipitation, spatial distribution, mountainous regions, Normal average precipitation map

Contact:

Donald T. Jensen
Utah Climate Center
Utah State university
Logan, UT 84322-4825
Phone: 801-797-2190
Fax: 801-797-3376
email: djensen@cc.usu.edu

Author(s):

Utah Climate Center

Abstract:

The GUS model is used to distribute point precipitation data (historic) in mountainous regions. Point precipitation data is reduced to a common elevation level. A 100 meter grid is developed and an elevation (DEM) is added to the grid. A wind (slope/aspect) component is added. Data are summed for an annual season.

Model input requirements include point precipitation data and average wind direction and speed. Sources of data input include all point precipitation data for the period of time and the area, and upper air wind speed-direction for the period of time and area. Digital and hard copy spatial distribution maps of the area and for the period of time are produced.

Author of the abstract:

CIESIN (CONSORTIUM FOR INTERNATIONAL EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION NETWORK):


II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s):

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s): FORTRAN and C++

II.3 Manuals:



II.4 Data:



III. Mathematical Information


III.1 Mathematics


III.2 Quantities

Point precipitation data Average wind direction, speed


III.2.1 Input

Point precipitation data Average wind direction, speed

Model Input Data Source: All point precipitation data for the period of time and the area. Upperair wind speed-direction for period of time and area. Digital and hard copy spatial distribution maps of area for the period of time.

III.2.2 Output

Digital and hard copy spatial distribution maps of area for the period of time.
Temporal Scale: Any
Spatial Scale: Any

IV. References



V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web



VI. Additional remarks

The model has potential for use as a climate data enhancement model foragricultural and range use.
Last review of this document by: T. Gabele: 10. 07. 1997 -
Status of the document:
last modified by Tobias Gabele Wed Aug 21 21:44:44 CEST 2002

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