TRAIN is a physically-based, spatially distributed model which includes information from comprehensive field studies of the water and energy balance. It has been designed to simulate the spatial pattern of the individual water budget components at different spatial and temporal resolutions (typical values are in the range of one hour to one day). Special focus is on the processes at the soil-vegetation-atmosphere interface, with evapotranspiration as one of the principal mechanisms. TRAIN is based on a modular structure. This facilitates the individual simulations of processes of the water and energy transfer and the extension and coupling of the model with new modules or different models.

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