1. General Model Information

Name: Ribasim 6.0 - River Basin Simulation model.

Acronym: RIBASIM

Main medium: terrestrial, aquatic
Main subject: hydrology
Organization level: landscape
Type of model: partial differential equations, not specified
Main application: decision support/expert system
Keywords: River basin management, planning, water ressource management, streamflow, landuse


Mr. W.N.M. van der Krogt.
Delft hydraulics, P.O.Box 177, 2600 MH Delft, THE NETHERLANDS.
Phone: +31.15.2569353
Fax: +31.15.2619674
email: wil.vdkrogt@wldelft.nl



Ribasim is a generic model package for the simulation of the behaviour of complex river basins over time. It is a tool for generating and evaluating the hydrologic performance of alternative water resources development schemes comprising different types of measures: technical, operational, institutional.

Purpose of the model:

Model parentage: MITSIM (MIT Cambridge, United States).

Source of the AbstractCAMASE Register of Agro-ecosystems Models

II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): PC 486 or higher.
Contract necessary:
Costs: : Depends on consultancy input (about Dfl. 15 000,-).

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s): Microsoft FORTRAN, Visual Basic, C.

II.3 Manuals:

II.4 Data:

III. Mathematical Information

III.1 Mathematics

III.2 Quantities

Rate variables: Irrigation demands, public water demand, minimum flow requirement, etc.

State variables: Storage of water in reservoirs and ground water, flows at various locations.

III.2.1 Input

Physical characteristics of basin, operational parameters. Input check in model: Yes, graphical from map of study area interactively.

III.2.2 Output

Water allocation, power production.
Basic spatial unit: National, regional, river basin, sub-basin.
Time interval of simulation: Monthly, half-monthly, decade, or daily.

IV. References

Waterloopkundig Laboratorium, 1991. W & M kwaliteitshandboek. Deel: Waterbeheer en Milieu. Oktober 1991.

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

VI. Additional remarks

Parentage: MITSIM (MIT Cambridge, United States).
Last review of this document by:
T. Gabele: Dec 10 1997
Status of the document:
last modified by Joachim Benz Mon Jul 2 18:31:37 CEST 2007

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