7.7 - What is the Difference Bewteen a Climate Station and Structure Scenario?
A Climate Station Scenario provides consumptive use estimates at a climate station location while a Structure Scenario provides estimates at a structure (e.g. ditch headgate) location. A Climate Station Scenario is less detailed than a Structure Scenario and allows for a simplified set of input screens to be displayed by the StateCU GUI. A Climate Station Scenario is based on a unit acreage while a Structure Scenario is based on a user-specified acreage.
The only analyses available with a Climate Station Scenario are the unit potential crop consumptive use and irrigation water requirement as described in Section 3.1 above. A Structure Scenario also allows a water supply limited crop consumptive use and other more complex levels of analyses, as described in Sections 3.2 through Section 3.5 above.