Articles | Volume 23, issue 8
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 3457–3480, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-3457-2019
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 3457–3480, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-3457-2019

Research article 26 Aug 2019

Research article | 26 Aug 2019

Modeling boreal forest evapotranspiration and water balance at stand and catchment scales: a spatial approach

Samuli Launiainen et al.

Model code and software

SpaFHy 1.0 S. Launiainen, M. Guan, A. Salmivaara, and A.-J. Kieloaho https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3339279

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Short summary
Boreal forest evapotranspiration and water cycle is modeled at stand and catchment scale using physiological and physical principles, open GIS data and daily weather data. The approach can predict daily evapotranspiration well across Nordic coniferous-dominated stands and successfully reproduces daily streamflow and annual evapotranspiration across boreal headwater catchments in Finland. The model is modular and simple and designed for practical applications over large areas using open data.