The mesoscale Hydrological Model
The details about the test basin

The test data coming with the mHM source code are for the Moselle River basin upstream of Perl, a place, where the Moselle River leaves France and enters Luxembourg and Germany (Moselle Basin).

The catchment area is approximately 11,500 km \(^2\), altitude ranges between 150 and 1300 m. a.m.s.l. The Moselle River originates from the Vosges Mountains and is a tributary of the Rhine River. The origin of data used in the test example is listed below.

Meteorological forcings (temperature/precipitation)

We acknowledge the E-OBS dataset from the EU-FP6 project ENSEMBLES (http://ensembles-eu.metoffice.com) and the data providers in the ECA&D project (http://www.ecad.eu).
"Haylock, M.R., N. Hofstra, A.M.G. Klein Tank, E.J. Klok, P.D. Jones, M. New. 2008: A European daily high-resolution gridded dataset of surface temperature and precipitation. J. Geophys. Res (Atmospheres), 113, D20119, doi:10.1029/2008JD10201".
(http://www.ecad.eu/download/ensembles/ensembles.php 02.04.2014)

Hydrological observations

We acknowledge the Global Runoff Data Centre (GRDC), a repository for the world's river discharge data and associated metadata for providing the discharge data.
(http://www.bafg.de/GRDC/EN/01_GRDC/12_plcy/policy_guidelines.pdf;jsessionid=AA96F6F200B3880575879F15534B6669.live2052?__blob=publicationFile 02.04.2014)

SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission)

We acknowledge the U.S. Geological Survey's Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center or NASA's Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) for providing the digital elevation model.
(http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/srtm/cbanddataproducts.html 15.05.2014)

Harmonized world soil database

We acknowledge the use of Harmonized World Soil Database dataset of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), International Soil Reference and Information Centre (ISRIC), Institute of Soil Science – Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISSCAS) and Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC).
(http://webarchive.iiasa.ac.at/Research/LUC/External-World-soil-database/HTML/ 02.04.2014)

European soil database

We acknowledge the European Commission for providing the European soil database.
(http://ec.europa.eu/geninfo/legal_notices_en.htm 02.04.2013)

Land cover

We acknowledge the European Environment Agency for providing the CORINE land cover dataset.
(http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/COR0-landcover – 15.04.2014)

Location of the Moselle River basin upstream of Perl within the European domain

Digital elevation model for the Moselle River basin upstream of Perl