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Summary of hydrologic ecosystem services models

SWATVICInVEST
HES modules Water yield, Water retention, Sedimentation, Nutrient, Irrigation Water yield, Runoff Water yield, Hydropower production, Reservoir protection, Sedimentation, Nutrient 
Input data 
Precipitation Daily Daily/Hourly Annual 
DEM Yes Yes Yes 
Soil type Multilayer Multilayer Single layer 
Snow water Yes Yes No 
ET0 No Daily/Hourly Annual 
Outputs data 
Water yield Daily Daily/Hourly Annual 
Runoff Daily Daily/Hourly No 
Time scale Daily Hourly/Daily Annual 
Operating platform GIS LINUX/Windows Windows 
Interface GIS-based No Yes 
Scale Watershed/HRU (hydrologic response unit) Grid (1–50 km) pixel (30 m–10 km)/Watershed 
SWATVICInVEST
HES modules Water yield, Water retention, Sedimentation, Nutrient, Irrigation Water yield, Runoff Water yield, Hydropower production, Reservoir protection, Sedimentation, Nutrient 
Input data 
Precipitation Daily Daily/Hourly Annual 
DEM Yes Yes Yes 
Soil type Multilayer Multilayer Single layer 
Snow water Yes Yes No 
ET0 No Daily/Hourly Annual 
Outputs data 
Water yield Daily Daily/Hourly Annual 
Runoff Daily Daily/Hourly No 
Time scale Daily Hourly/Daily Annual 
Operating platform GIS LINUX/Windows Windows 
Interface GIS-based No Yes 
Scale Watershed/HRU (hydrologic response unit) Grid (1–50 km) pixel (30 m–10 km)/Watershed 
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