WG3 Modelling Exercise

Working Group 3 is conducting a modelling exercise to analyse connectivity using models. Our objectives are to determine if, and how:

  1. model ensembles can be used to understand the impact of landscape scenarios on connectivity
  2. simulated connectivity is linked with model structure

The exercise will be conducted in a virtual watershed, loosely based on the Giser experimental watershed (BE). Models will be applied with several field configurations and linear features, and their simulations of water and sediment connectivity will be compared and related with model structure. A full description of the exercise is here: Model comparison exercise design (18-04-2017). Workflow:

  • Preparation of input data: finished
  • Baseline: model comparison using reference run: finished
  • Initial field test A: test run for preliminary scenario: ongoing (to be finished by the end of May 2017)
  • Other tests: ongoing (to be finished by the end of June 2017)


  • Model input parameters: Model input data-3 (12-12-2016)
  • DEM (1 meter, cut): dem (13-12-2016)
  • Connectivity features maps (including explanatory PPT): Other_maps (01-03-2017)

Exercise models:

  • EROSION3D: Marcus Schindewolf (TU Freiberg, DE)
  • FULLSWOF: Frédéric Darboux (INRA, FR)
  • LANDSOIL: Vincent Cantreul and Aurore Degre (U Liège, BE)
  • LISEM: Jantiene Baartman (Wageningen UR, NL)
  • MAHLERAN: Laura Turnbull and John Wainwright (Durham U, UK)
  • MCST: Peter Fiener and Florian Wilken (Augsburg U, DE)
  • SMODERP: Petr Kavka (Czech TU, CZ)
  • WATERSED: Olivier Cerdan and Thomas Grangeon (BRGM, FR)
  • Data preparation: Charles Bielders (UC Louvain, BE)
  • Data analysis: Rens Masselink (Wageningen UR, NL)
  • Organisation: João Pedro Nunes (U Lisbon, PT)

You’re welcome to join this list! Please email John Wainwright or João Pedro Nunes.