Basins 4.0 Climate Assessment Tool (Cat): Supporting Documentation and User Manual (External Review Draft)
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The Office of Research and Development, in partnership with EPA’s Office of Water, recently developed a Climate Assessment Tool (CAT) for the Office of Water’s BASINS 4.0 watershed modeling system. BASINS CAT provides a flexible set of capabilities for modifying historical weather data to create climate change scenarios for assessing the influence of climate variability and change on water quantity and quality using the Hydrologic Simulation Program – FORTRAN (HSPF) watershed model. This report provides technical information including a discussion of tool capabilities and a set of hands-on tutorials intended to support BASINS users interested in applying the CAT tool.
|2006||In 2006 the EPA Global Change Research Program (GCRP) supported the development of a Climate Assessment Tool (CAT) for the EPA Office of Water’s Version 4 release of the BASINS water quality modeling system.|
|Sep 2008||EPA releases the draft user manual and report for public review and comment.|
|Oct 2008||EPA announced a 30-day public comment period in an October 2, 2008 Federal Register Notice.|
For information on the public comment period, contact the Office of Environmental Information Docket; telephone: 202-566-1752; facsimile: 202-566-1753; or e-mail: ORD.Docket@epa.gov.
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