The WASA-SED Model
The process-based, spatially semi-distributed modelling framework WASA-SED for water and sediment transport in meso-scale dryland catchment was developed during the SESAM Project. The WASA-SED model simulates the runoff and erosion processes at the hillslope scale, the transport processes of suspended and bedload fluxes at the river scale and the retention and remobilisation processes of sediments in large reservoirs. The modelling tool enables the evaluation of management options both for sustainable land-use change scenarios to reduce erosion in the headwater catchments as well as adequate reservoir management options to lessen sedimentation in large reservoirs and reservoir networks. On this page you find information on the key publications that describe the model and its applications as well as a download section with a WASA-SED executable and auxiliary modelling tools (the LUMP Landscape Unit Mapping Program and the Toolset Make_wasa_input). A full WASA-SED model description can be found here (Mueller et al., 2010).
- E. N. Mueller, A. Güntner, T. Francke, G. Mamede, 2010.
Modelling water availability, sediment export and reservoir sedimentation in drylands with the WASA-SED model. Geoscientific Model Development, 3, 275-291, doi:10.5194/gmd-3-275-2010.
- E. N. Mueller, A. Güntner, T. Francke, G. Mamede, 2008.
WASA-SED Parameterisation Manual. SESAM Project Working Paper.
- A. Güntner, A. Bronstert, 2004.
Representation of landscape variability and lateral redistribution processes for large-scale hydrological modelling in semi-arid areas. , Journal of Hydrology, 297(1-4), 136-161.
- A. Güntner, 2002.
Large-scale hydrological modelling in the semi-arid North-East of Brazil. Potsdam Institute for Climate Research, PIK-Report No. 77, Germany, ISSN:1436-0179.
- T. Francke, 2009.
Reservoir sedimentation in dryland catchments: Modelling and management. PhD thesis No. 3152, University of Potsdam, Germany.
- T. Francke, A. Güntner, A. Bronstert, G. Mamede, E. N. Müller, 2008.
Automated catena-based discretisation of landscapes for the derivation of hydrological modelling units. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 22(2), 111-132, doi:10.1080/13658810701300873
- G. Mamede, 2008.
Reservoir sedimentation in dryland catchments: Modelling and management. PhD thesis No. 1704, University of Potsdam, Germany.
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