Instantanious vs Continuous variables, or Why are some advanced output variables very different orders of magnitude?

Section for FAQs regarding i-Tree Hydro
Post Reply
rcoville
i-Tree Team
Posts: 55
Joined: Fri May 08, 2015 9:29 am
Location: Syracuse, NY

Instantanious vs Continuous variables, or Why are some advanced output variables very different orders of magnitude?

Post by rcoville » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:31 am

Note that some of these Advanced Output variables are instantaneous whereas some are continuous. For example, interception by vegetation is an instantaneous variable, reset at each timestep and only representing the water engaged in that process at each individual timestep; storage on vegetation is a continuous variable, tracking fluxes over multiple timesteps and not reset at each timestep. Continuous is not the same as cumulative, because continuous variables such as storage on vegetation can both increase and decrease based on other processes timestep to timestep.
A member of the i-Tree Team

Please provide feedback on our technical support services by clicking here to take our 5 minute survey
Post Reply