Lesson 4: Specifying Output Timeseries
WinHSPF output timeseries are stored in data sets in the Project WDM File. Output data sets associated with one UCI file are tagged with a common attribute, so that WinHSPF can identify which data sets are associated with a particular UCI file. This WDM attribute is known as the scenario name; it is also used in GenScn to identify timeseries of a common scenario.
WinHSPF has two ways to specify output timeseries. The first way is through the Output Manager. The Output Manager is accessed either by choosing the Functions:Output menu option or by clicking the icon on the toolbar. The Output Manager window will appear containing a set of radio buttons and a list of output locations. The radio buttons are used to specify which of the three types of output to view. Clicking on one of the radio buttons produces a list of locations where that output has been specified.
The first output type is Hydrology Calibration. This button will already be selected when entering the Output Manager. Underneath the radio buttons is a text box explaining which output timeseries will be generated during the HSPF model run. There are eight output timeseries required by the Expert System for HSPF Hydrology Calibration, known as HSPEXP. The list below the text box will be empty when running this tutorial, because by default no hydrology calibration locations are specified. Adding calibration locations to this list is accomplished by clicking on the Add button. Click this button. A window will be produced containing a list of available calibration locations, i.e. the reaches of the watershed, along with two text fields. Choose ‘Rchres 3’ from the list. The WDM Location ID will be used in GenScn for the user to specify locations for analysis. Enter ‘RCH3’ or up to eight characters