1. General Model Information

Name: SIMPEL - a soil water model in Excel

Acronym: SIMPEL

Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: hydrology, meteorology
Organization level: Landscape
Type of model: not specified (1D)
Main application: education, simulation/optimisation tool,
Keywords: soil water, evaporation, excel


Georg Hörmann
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Dep. Hydrology
Olshausenstr. 75
D-24098 Kiel
email: ghoermann@hydrology.uni-kiel.de
Homepage: http://www.hydrology.uni-kiel.de/simpel/


Georg Hörmann


Simpel is a set of excel worksheets to simulate soil water budget and surface runoff. It comes with 11 years of climate data. It can be used for simple water balances and is suited for education. There is an english and an german version.

II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): Windows, Linux
see: www.hydrology.uni-kiel.de/simpel/

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s): Excel, runs also with OpenOffice
see: www.hydrology.uni-kiel.de/simpel/

II.3 Manuals:

The SIMPEL set of models
see: www.hydrology.uni-kiel.de/simpel/

II.4 Data:

see: www.hydrology.uni-kiel.de/simpel/

III. Mathematical Information

III.1 Mathematics

see: www.hydrology.uni-kiel.de/simpel/

III.2 Quantities

see: www.hydrology.uni-kiel.de/simpel/

III.2.1 Input

Daily climate data, soil physics, Leaf area index
see: www.hydrology.uni-kiel.de/simpel/

III.2.2 Output

soil water content, evaporation, surface runoff, seepage to groundwater
see: www.hydrology.uni-kiel.de/simpel

IV. References

Hörmann, G., 1997: SIMPEL - Ein einfaches, benutzerfreundliches Bodenwassermodell zum Einsatz in der Ausbildung. Dt. Gewässerkundliche Mitteilungen, 41(2):67-72

Hörmann, G., Meesenburg, H., 2000: Die Erfassung und Modellierung des Wasserhaushaltes im Rahmen des Level II-Programms in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Forstarchiv. 71(2000):70-75

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

VI. Additional remarks

Last review of this document by: : Thu Nov 6 17:59:03 2003
Status of the document: Contributed by Georg Hörmann
last modified by Joachim Benz Mon Nov 10 12:25:41 CET 2003

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