1. General Model Information
Name: Riverine Habitat Simulation software
Main medium: aquatic
Main subject: hydrology, population dynamics,
Organization level: Ecosystem,
Type of model: 2D
Keywords: habitat modeling, hydrological modeling
Thomas R. Payne
890 L. Street, Arcata, California 95521 U.S.A.
Phone: (707) 822-8478
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Thomas Payne
RHABSIM is a fully integrated program for river hydraulics and aquatic habitat modeling using the Instream Flow Incremental Methodology (IFIM).
It is an extensive conversion of the hydraulic and habitat simulation system developed by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
II. Technical Information
Operating System(s): MS-DOS and WIndows http://www.northcoast.com/~trpa/index.html
Programming Language(s): BASIC, Visual BASIC, assembly language
III. Mathematical Information
Hydraulic streamflow, water surface levels and velocity data. (Fish) species criteria curve data.
Weighted Usable Area Time Series Flow and Habitat Duration tables.
Payne, T.R. 1987. One flow IFG4 - What it is and how it works. Instream Flow Chronicle, Vol. IV, No. 1. Ft. Collins, CO.
Payne, T.R. 1988. PHABSIM analytical errors and implications of IFIM. Instream Flow Chronicle, Vol. V, No. 3. Ft. Collins, CO.
Payne, T.R. 1988. A Comparison of Weighted Usable Area Calculations using Four Variations of the IFG4 Hydraulic Model. Paper Presented to American Fisheries Society Bioengineering Symposium, Portland, OR.
Panye, T.R. 1992. Stratified Random Selection Process for the Replacement of Physical Habitat Simulation (PHABSIM) Transects. Paper Presented to AFS Western Division Meeting July 13-16, Ft. Collins, CO.
Payne, T.R. 1994. RHABSIM: User Friendly Computer Model to Calculate River Hydraulics and Aquatic Habitat. Proc. of the 1st International Symposium on Habitat Hydraulics, August 18-20, Trondheim, Norway
Payne, T.R. 1995. IFIM: In Fact it's Magic. Review of the Instream Flow Incremental Methodology: A Primer for IFIM, written by National Biological Service, Bio. Rpt. 29, March 1995. Rivers 5(1): 56-57.
V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web
VI. Additional remarks
Used by fisheries biologists to predict changes in physical and environmental habitat.
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