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Now available to the public is a web-based database tool that provides water management stakeholders with the capability to create and download customized graphs, maps, and data retrievals of simulated hydraulic conditions in the Methow River basin, Washington, for combinations of five climate change models and three greenhouse gas scenarios (high, medium, and low). The online database is part of an integrated software system developed by the WAWSC for running series of rain-runoff simulations, processing model output, and providing the model output to the public.
The online database contains daily time series of streamflow and basin-wide hydrologic variables for all combinations of three greenhouse gas emission scenarios and five general circulation models for future conditions from 2008-2095. The simulations were performed using an existing watershed model of the Methow River basin developed with the Precipitation Runoff Modeling System and weather input data generated by downscaling data from large-scale climate models.
Interactive features of the online database includes
All custom graphs, maps, and data retrievals can be export to XML, comma-delimited, pdf, tiff, mhtml, Excel, and Word file formats. Users can also drill down on specific time periods to see graphical trends in more detail.