Spatial Modeling for Resources Framework

Spatial Modeling for Resources Framework (SMRF) was developed by Dr. Scott Havens at the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Boise, ID. SMRF was designed to increase the flexibility of taking measured weather data and distributing the point measurements across a watershed. SMRF was developed to be used as an operational or research framework, where ease of use, efficiency, and ability to run in near real time are high priorities.


SMRF was developed as a modular framework to enable new modules to be easily integrated and utilized.

  • Load data into SMRF from MySQL database, CSV files, or gridded climate models (i.e. WRF)

  • Variables currently implemented:
    • Air temperature

    • Vapor pressure

    • Precipitation mass, phase, density, and percent snow

    • Wind speed and direction

    • Solar radiation

    • Thermal radiation

  • Output variables to NetCDF files

  • Data queue for multithreaded application

  • Computation tasks implemented in C

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