Input Data Module

The number of columns, data format and the units of the various timeseries required for the input file are shown in the table below.
RECHARGE BUDDY Input data file: format, columns, and units for input and user calibration data (UCD)
Columns DATE WTELEV UCD (max. 3 columns)
Units yyyy-mm-dd m user choice
Values eg. 2021-12-24 -1000 to 8000 user choice

  • Required data:
    DATE - use yyyy-mm-dd format;
    WTELEV - daily water table elevation;
  • Optional data:
    UCD - user calibration data (up to three columns; leave blank if no data is available)

  • The tool requires daily data
  • The user input data file has to be uploaded using a file with 1 column dedicated to calendar date, 1 column dedicated to required input data (WTELEV) and 3 columns reserved for optional user calibration data (UCD1 to UCD3)
  • Use the first row of the data set for column headings
  • RECHARGE BUDDY includes several input data integrity and quality check routines; however, the user is advised to thoroughly check the input dataset before uploading it to the tool to minimize the risk for erroneous output

Consult section 3.1. and section 3.3. for more details.