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HSPexp

Expert System for Calibration of HSPF


This program allows the user to interactively edit the User Control Input (UCI) file for the Hydrologic Simulation Program--Fortran (HSPF), simulate with HSPF, produce plots of HSPF output compared to observed values, compute error statistics for a simulation, and provide the user with expert advice on which parameters should be changed up or down to improve the calibration. In general, the user will spend time repeating the cycle of simulate, compute statistics, see plots, get advice, and edit the parameters.

The expert system uses over 35 rules involving over 80 conditions to recommend parameter adjustments. The rules are divided into four phases-- annual volumes, low flows, storm flows, and seasonal flows. Rules in subsequent phases are not tested until all rules in the previous phase pass. The rules are based on the experience of experts in the use of HSPF in a wide range of climates and physiographic regions.

Current Version: 2.4
Release Date: June 26, 2002
Documentation: NOTE: Electronic and/or print versions of many U.S. Geological Survey reports can be found at the Publications Warehouse (http://infotrek.er.usgs.gov/pubs/)
Version History ( RELEASE.TXT)
Lumb, A.M., McCammon, R.B., and Kittle, J.L., Jr., 1994, Users manual for an expert system (HSPexp) for calibration of the Hydrologic Simulation Program--Fortran: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4168, 102 p [ PDF || PS ]
Bicknell, B.R., Imhoff, J.C., Kittle, J.L., Jr., Donigian, A.S., Jr., and Johanson, R.C., 1997, Hydrological Simulation Program--Fortran, User's manual for version 11: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Exposure Research Laboratory, Athens, Ga., EPA/600/R-97/080, 755 p. [ Windows Help document ]
Contact: U.S.Geological Survey
Office of Surface Water
415 National Center
Reston, VA 20192

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Distribution Files

Version

Operating System

Download File

Description

2.4

26Jun2002

MS-DOS README.TXT

Installation and usage information
hspexp2_4.exe (2.51MB) Self-installing executable contains executable program, test data, source code, and documentation
Sun Solaris README.TXT

Installation and usage information
hspexp2.4.Solaris.tar.gz (1.3MB) Compressed tar file contains executable program, test data, and documentation
Source hspexp2.4.source.tar.gz (705K) Compressed tar file contains source code, test data, and documentation

2.3

01Mar1996

MS-DOS

(NOT Windows XP)
README

Installation and usage information
hspex2_3.exe (2.51MB) Self-installing executable contains executable program, test data, and documentation.
This WILL NOT run under Windows XP
Data General AViiON README

Installation and usage information
hspexp2.3.DGUX.tar.gz (1.3MB) Compressed tar file contains executable program, test data, and documentation
Source hspexp2.3.source.tar.gz (705K) Compressed tar file contains source code, test data, and documentation

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