MetSim v2.0.0: A flexible and extensible framework for the estimation and disaggregation of meteorological data

  • Bennett A
  • Hamman J
  • Nijssen B
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<p><strong>Abstract.</strong> MetSim is a freely available, open source Python based model for simulation and disaggregation of meteorological variables with applications in the environmental and Earth sciences. MetSim can be used to generate spatially distributed sub-daily timeseries of incoming shortwave radiation, outgoing longwave radiation, air pressure, specific humidity, relative humidity, vapor pressure, precipitation, and air temperature given daily timeseries of minimum temperature, maximum temperature, and precipitation. Based on previously developed algorithms, we demonstrate that MetSim is able to closely reproduce their results while providing a number of advantages and improvements. We implemented automated testing to decrease errors during development and to improve reproducibility, modularized the algorithms to allow for extensions and modifications, and implemented robust single and multi-node parallelism. We describe the overall architecture, algorithms, and capabilities of MetSim by describing its four major modules. These are split into a model driver, solar geometry module, meteorological simulation module, and temporal disaggregation module. We also describe the available options and parameters that MetSim exposes to its users and analyze MetSim's scalability for large datasets.</p>

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Bennett, A. R., Hamman, J. J., & Nijssen, B. (2019). MetSim v2.0.0: A flexible and extensible framework for the estimation and disaggregation of meteorological data. Geoscientific Model Development Discussions, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-179

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