Calibration of Watershed Models

Calibration of Watershed Models

Editor(s): Qingyun Duan, Hoshin V. Gupta, Soroosh Sorooshian, Alain N. Rousseau, Richard Turcotte

Published Online: 23 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875903552

Online ISBN: 9781118665671

DOI: 10.1029/WS006

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Water Science and Application Series, Volume 6.

During the past four decades, computer-based mathematical models of watershed hydrology have been widely used for a variety of applications including hydrologic forecasting, hydrologic design, and water resources management. These models are based on general mathematical descriptions of the watershed processes that transform natural forcing (e.g., rainfall over the landscape) into response (e.g., runoff in the rivers). The user of a watershed hydrology model must specify the model parameters before the model is able to properly simulate the watershed behavior.

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