1. General Model Information

Name: SWIM - Soil Water Infiltration and Movement

Acronym: SWIM2

Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: hydrology
Organization level: ecosystem
Type of model: partial differential equations (1D)
Main application:
Keywords: water movement, soil, richards equation


Peter Ross

Keith Bristow
CSIRO Division of Soils
Davies Laboratory
PMB Aitkenville
Queensland 4814
Phone: (+61) - (77) 538 596
Fax : (+61) - 77 538 600

  • Keith.Bristow@tvl.clw.csiro.au
  • peter.ross@tvl.soils.csiro.au

  • Author(s):

    Peter Ross


    Simulation of water movement in soils, in which the student must specify soil type, hydraulic properties and boundary conditions. SWIM is a software package for simulating water infiltration and movement in soils. Water is added as precipitation and removed by runoff, drainage, evaporation from the soil surface and transpiration by vegetation.The simulator assumes that conditions can be treated as horizontally uniform, that flow is descibed by the Richards equation and that soil hydraulic properties can be described by simple functions. While this is adequate for many purposes, there are situations where it is not and the simulation results should never be applied uncritically.

    Author of the abstract:

    Centre for Computer-based Learning in Land Use and Environmental Sciences (CLUES)

    II. Technical Information

    II.1 Executables:

    Operating System(s): IBM PC, Windows 3.1 Windows 95

    II.2 Source-code:

    Programming Language(s):

    II.3 Manuals:

    II.4 Data:

    III. Mathematical Information

    III.1 Mathematics

    III.2 Quantities

    III.2.1 Input

    III.2.2 Output

    IV. References

    V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

    VI. Additional remarks

    Last review of this document by: T. Gabele: 30. Nov 1997
    Status of the document:
    last modified by Tobias Gabele Wed Aug 21 21:44:51 CEST 2002

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