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Model type Single
Model part of larger framework
Note on status model
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Spatial dimensions 2D
Spatial extent Global, Continental, Regional-Scale
Model domain Hydrology
One-line model description Hydrological model for simulation of water and water quality over time
Extended model description HYPE is a semi-distributed hydrological model for water and water quality. It simulates water and nutrient concentrations in the landscape at the catchment scale. Its spatial division is related to catchments and sub-catchments, land use or land cover, soil type and elevation. Within a catchment the model will simulate different compartments; soil including shallow groundwater, rivers and lakes. It is a dynamical model forced with time series of precipitation and air temperature, typically on a daily time step. Forcing in the form of nutrient loads is not dynamical. Example includes atmospheric deposition, fertilizers and waste water.

Hydrological model, water quality, Water quantity,

Name -- SMHI
Type of contact Model developer
Institute / Organization Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)
Postal address 1 Folkborgsvägen 17
Postal address 2
Town / City Norrköping
Postal code 60176
Country Sweden
Email address --URIs of the form "--" are not allowed.

Supported platforms
Linux, Windows
Other platform
Programming language


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Code optimized Single Processor
Multiple processors implemented
Nr of distributed processors
Nr of shared processors
Start year development 2011
Does model development still take place? Yes
If above answer is no, provide end year model development
Code development status Active
When did you indicate the 'code development status'? 2021
Model availability As code
Source code availability
(Or provide future intension)
Through web repository
Source web address
Source csdms web address
Program license type Other
Program license type other Lesser Gnu Public License v3.0
Memory requirements --
Typical run time --

Describe input parameters Precipitation, temperature, and geographical data
Input format ASCII
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Describe output parameters water discharge, nutrients
Output format ASCII
Other output format
Pre-processing software needed? No
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Post-processing software needed? No
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Visualization software needed? No
If above answer is yes
Other visualization software

Describe processes represented by the model --
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Describe available calibration data sets --
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Do you have current or future plans for collaborating with other researchers? --
Is there a manual available? Yes
Upload manual if available: Media:HYSS HYPE code overview.pdf
Model website if any
Model forum / discussion board

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OpenMI compliant No but possible
BMI compliant No but possible
WMT component No but possible
PyMT component No but possible
Is this a data component No
Can be coupled with:
Model info
Nr. of publications: 42
Total citations: 883
h-index: 12
m-quotient: 0.86
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Nr. of publications: 42
Total citations: 883
h-index: 12
m-quotient: 0.86

Featured publication(s)YearModel describedType of ReferenceCitations
Pechlivanidis, I. G.; Arheimer, B.; 2015. Large-scale hydrological modelling by using modified PUB recommendations: the India-HYPE case. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 19, 4559–4579. 10.5194/hess-19-4559-2015
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