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https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-2787
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-2787
06 Dec 2023
 | 06 Dec 2023

OpenWQ v.1: A multi-chemistry modelling framework to enable flexible, transparent, interoperable, and reproducible water quality simulations in existing hydro-models

Diogo Costa, Kyle Klenk, Wouter Knoben, Andrew Ireson, Raymond J. Spiteri, and Martyn Clark

Abstract. This work advances the cross-model deployment of ecological and biogeochemical simulation capabilities in existing process-based hydro-modeling tools, which we term "Open Water Quality" (OpenWQ). We detail aspects of OpenWQ's architecture that enable its plug-in type incorporation into existing models, along with its innovative aspects that enable biogeochemistry lab-like capabilities. OpenWQ's innovative aspects allow modelers to define the pollution problem(s) of interest, the appropriate complexity of the biogeochemistry routines, test different modeling hypotheses, and deploy them across different hydro-models. A coupling recipe for linking OpenWQ to existing hydro-models is described and demonstrated on two models with different model structures, SUMMA and CRHM. Such model integration helps establish a more formal (and direct) exchange of innovation between hydrological and biogeochemical-water quality modeling communities. Example applications of different pollution studies enabled by OpenWQ are provided with robust numerical verification.

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Diogo Costa, Kyle Klenk, Wouter Knoben, Andrew Ireson, Raymond J. Spiteri, and Martyn Clark

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2787', Anonymous Referee #1, 10 Jan 2024
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Diogo Costa, 30 Jan 2024
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2787', Anonymous Referee #2, 16 Jan 2024
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Diogo Costa, 30 Jan 2024

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2787', Anonymous Referee #1, 10 Jan 2024
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Diogo Costa, 30 Jan 2024
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2787', Anonymous Referee #2, 16 Jan 2024
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Diogo Costa, 30 Jan 2024
Diogo Costa, Kyle Klenk, Wouter Knoben, Andrew Ireson, Raymond J. Spiteri, and Martyn Clark

Data sets

Synthetic tests Diogo Costa https://github.com/DiogoCostaPT/synthetic_tests

Model code and software

OpenWQ GitHub page Diogo Costa https://github.com/DiogoCostaPT/openwq

OpenWQ webpage Diogo Costa https://openwq.readthedocs.io/en/latest/

Diogo Costa, Kyle Klenk, Wouter Knoben, Andrew Ireson, Raymond J. Spiteri, and Martyn Clark

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This work helps improve water quality simulations in aquatic ecosystems through a new modeling concept, which we termed “OpenWQ”. It allows tailoring biogeochemistry calculations and integration with existing hydrological (water quantity) simulation tools. The integration is demonstrated with two hydrological models. The models were tested for different pollution scenarios. This paper helps improve interoperability, transparency, flexibility, and reproducibility in water quality simulations.