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HydroClimATe: Hydrologic and Climatic Analysis Toolkit

Overview of HydroClimATe

The Hydrologic and Climatic Analysis Toolkit (HydroClimATe) is a computer program for assessing the relations among variable climatic and hydrologic time-series data.

HydroClimATe automates the use of several objective methods for assessing relations among one or more sets of data that vary in time and space with climate variability and variability in hydrologic time-series data. Although the software was written for the purpose of identifying relations between hydrologic and climatic time series, the available tools and methods can be applied to many other types of time series generated by physical, biological, economic, or social processes. The methods include

  • standardization,
  • detrending,
  • regression and correlation,
  • Fourier analysis,
  • maximum entropy method (MEM),
  • singular spectrum analysis (SSA),
  • empirical orthogonal function (EOF) analysis, and
  • autoregressive time series modeling.

The software combines these methods in order to provide a set of analysis tools that can be readily implemented for processing hydrologic time-series data.

HydroClimATe Information and Downloads

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Software Downloads

HydroClimATe version 1.0.0 (3/7/2014) is the initial release.

Documentation of HydroClimATe

  • Dickinson, J.E., Hanson, R.T., and Predmore, S.K., 2014, HydroClimATe -- Hydrologic and climatic analysis toolkit: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods 4-A9, 49 p.
    This report describes how to use the software and four example problems at the time of the initial HydroClimATe v1.0.0 release.

Point of Contact

Support is provided for correcting bugs and clarification of how HydroClimATe is intended to work. Only limited assistance can be provided for applying HydroClimATe to specific problems by contacting the points of contact listed below:

U.S. Geological Survey
California Water Science Center
6000 J Street, Placer Hall
Sacramento, California 95819

Notification of Releases

If you would like to be notified by email when each new version of the HydroClimATe is released, please send your request by email to Jesse Dickinson.

Other USGS Groundwater Software

The USGS develops groundwater RSS, water-quality, surface-water, and other water-resources software for use by the USGS in fulfilling its mission. Most of this software is available online for download at no charge.

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