MODIPE - Quick guide

The basic use of the software MODIPE (version 2.0) doesn't need further explanation, as it is similar to other programs under Windows environment that are familiar to the user.

The program is designed to work in a range of values with every input variable. The accepted intervals are the following:

  • Curve numbers: 0 < N ≤ 100
  • Surfaces: 0 < Surface < 1000 m2
  • Reservoir capacity: 0 ≤ CAPA < 10000 litres
  • Rainfall precipitation: 0 < P < 1000 mm
  • Monthly precipitation: 0 ≤ Pm < 1000 mm
  • Maximum daily precipitation: 0 ≤ Mm < 1000 mm
  • Number of days with noticeable precipitation: 0 ≤ Dm ≤ 31
  • Antecedent moisture condition: J = 1, 2 ó 3

The program detects the decimal symbol that the computer system is using (whether it is comma or dot). Working with any of these keys displays the correct symbol.

For using the program properly to read (in Spanish) Guía rápidais recommended .

Reading the Manual de usuario(User manual, in Spanish) is also convenient.

Another good option to learn deeply MODIPE consists in the consulting of the original publication about the model, published by MundiPrensa in 1996.

We would like to remind that the MODIPE hydrological model has been computerized from the beginning. The first version was written and compiled in Turbobasic (in the year 1995, released in the year 1996), and still works in present computers. However, its efficiency, ease of use and aspect have become obsolete.

The version that we offer in this web site for free is written in Visual Basic. It has been tested in different computers and with many examples. It results much more user friendly and fast than the first version. We hope that it is as reliable and robust as the first one, but it must be said that the program is in testing period yet.

Any incident or bug detected while using the program, as well as any improving suggestion, could be sent to us by email to this address oasification@oasificacion.com. We thank you in advance for your participation, that will result in benefit of future users.

  Water harvesting
  Research work funded by the Environment Ministry of Spain (Biodiversity General Direction; LUCDEME Project; years 2003-2005)