A process‐based diagnostic approach to model evaluation: Application to the NWS distributed hydrologic model

  title={A process‐based diagnostic approach to model evaluation: Application to the NWS distributed hydrologic model},
  author={Koray K. Yilmaz and Hoshin Vijai Gupta and Thorsten Wagener},
  journal={Water Resources Research},
Distributed hydrological models have the potential to provide improved streamflow forecasts along the entire channel network, while also simulating the spatial dynamics of evapotranspiration, soil moisture content, water quality, soil erosion, and land use change impacts. However, they are perceived as being difficult to parameterize and evaluate, thus translating into significant predictive uncertainty in the model results. Although a priori parameter estimates derived from observable… 

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