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Step wise, multiple objective calibration of a hydrologic model for a snowmelt dominated basin

Journal of the American Water Resources Association

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2006.tb04501.x

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Abstract

The ability to apply a hydrologic model to large numbers of basins for forecasting purposes requires a quick and effective calibration strategy. This paper presents a step wise, multiple objective, automated procedure for hydrologic model calibration. This procedure includes the sequential calibration of a model's simulation of solar radiation (SR), potential evapotranspiration (PET), water balance, and daily runoff. The procedure uses the Shuffled Complex Evolution global search algorithm to calibrate the U.S. Geological Survey's Precipitation Runoff Modeling System in the Yampa River basin of Colorado. This process assures that intermediate states of the model (SR and PET on a monthly mean basis), as well as the water balance and components of the daily hydrograph are simulated, consistently with measured values.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Step wise, multiple objective calibration of a hydrologic model for a snowmelt dominated basin
Series title:
Journal of the American Water Resources Association
DOI:
10.1111/j.1752-1688.2006.tb04501.x
Volume
42
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of the American Water Resources Association
First page:
877
Last page:
890
Number of Pages:
14