Component-based Hydrologic Modeling: Getting Started with the TopoFlow 3.6 Python Package
TopoFlow is a plug-and-play, spatial hydrologic model distributed as an open-source Python package. The current version includes numerous hydrologic process components (all BMI-compliant), an extensive set of utilities for data preparation, river network delineation, visualization and basic calibration, the EMELI model coupling framework, sample data and a set of Jupyter notebooks for learning about the capabilities. The total package consists of around 90,000 lines of efficient code that uses NumPy and runs in Python 3.*. In this clinic, we will first cover some background information, install the package and then work through several Jupyter notebooks to explore the functionality.