The computational core of LoadRunner is
program, developed at USGS, by Robert L. Runkel, Charles G. Crawford,
and Timothy A. Cohn.
Funding for LoadRunner was generously provided by NSF-Ecosystems through a CAREER grant,
and by the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science. The Intel
Mac port was funded by the Woods Hole Research Center's NSF-funded Student
Partners Project (www.studentpartnersproject.org).
LoadRunner was written by
Ginger Booth, a freelance programmer, per
specification by Peter Raymond and Neung-Hwan Oh, of the Yale School of Forestry
and Environmental Science. Robert Max Holmes of Woods Hole
Intel Mac ports of LoadRunner and LOADEST.
LoadRunner is essentially glueware to automate running LOADEST
from USGS data, which comes from the USGS websites:
If you wish to cite LoadRunner in your work, thank you. The citation information, to be formatted
however a journal wants it, is:
In most cases, a citation for LoadRunner would be incomplete without also citing LOADEST:
Runkel, R.L., Crawford, C.G., and Cohn, T.A., 2004, Load Estimator (LOADEST):
A FORTRAN Program for Estimating Constituent Loads in Streams and Rivers: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods Book 4, Chapter A5, 69 p.
Ginger Booth for