Campus Units

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Economics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Geological and Atmospheric Sciences

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Publication Date

3-2017

Journal or Book Title

Environmental Modelling & Software

Volume

89

First Page

40

Last Page

60

DOI

10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.11.021

Abstract

This study describes the architecture and capabilities of an open source agent-based Java platform that permits the systematic study of interactions among hydrology, climate, and strategic human decision-making in a watershed over time. To demonstrate the platform's use and capabilities, an application is presented in accordance with ODD protocol requirements that captures, in simplified form, the structural attributes of the Squaw Creek watershed in central Iowa. Illustrative findings are reported for the sensitivity of farmer and city social welfare outcomes to changes in three key treatment factors: farmer land-allocation decision method, farmer targeted savings, and levee quality effectiveness for the mitigation of city flood damage.

Research Focus Area

Environmental/Water Resources Engineering

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article published as Tesfatsion, Leigh, Chris R. Rehmann, Diego S. Cardoso, Yu Jie, and William J. Gutowski. "An agent-based platform for the study of watersheds as coupled natural and human systems." Environmental Modelling & Software 89 (2017): 40-60. doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.11.021. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Elsevier Ltd.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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