What are the Time Series types supported for a 2D Overland Flow simulation using rain on grid?
There are multiple options to load rainfall timeseries on the surface for 2D Overland flow simulations: constant, uniformly time distributed, spatially distributed and spatially and time varying.
They are accessible through Boundaries Conditions | 2D Precipitation and Evaporation - see Fig. 1.
Fig. 1 - Boundaries Conditions | 2D Precipitation and Evaporation
Description of options
Below you have a step-by-step description of your 4 options: constant, uniformly time distributed, spatially distributed and spatially and time varying.
Option 1 - Constant rain intensity
The first available option to load is a constant rain intensity which is equally applied throughout the 2D domain – see Fig. 2
Fig. 2 - Option 1 - Constant rain intensity
Option 2 - Rain varying in time
The second option is to set a rain varying in time, regular time series in the format of *.dfs0 – see Fig. 3
Fig. 3 - Option 2 - Rain varying in time
Option 3 - Varying in domain and time
The third option is to set the rain as varying in domain and time, this would represent the same spatially distribution or a RADAR reported time series, nonetheless since the rain is applied directly on the grid there is no need to apply weights to different catchments.
Fig. 4 - Option 3 - Varying in domain and time
Option 4 - The option None
The option none simply disables the boundary condition from being applied to the surface.
The input for rainfall time series can be a constant defined value, a dfs0 file or a dfs2 file.
Moreover, the rainfall time series must:
1. have an Item type set to Rainfall rate
2. only include 1 item in the file
3. And finally, for a spatially varying rain specified with a dfs2 file the file must have the same number of cells and cell size as the DEM.
FURTHER INFORMATION & USEFUL LINKS
Manuals and User Guides
MIKE+. 2D Overland User Guide.