Articles | Volume 19, issue 1
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 209–223, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-209-2015
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 209–223, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-209-2015
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Development of a large-sample watershed-scale hydrometeorological data set for the contiguous USA: data set characteristics and assessment of regional variability in hydrologic model performance

A. J. Newman et al.

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The focus of this paper is to (1) present a community data set of daily forcing and hydrologic response data for 671 unimpaired basins across the contiguous United States that spans a very wide range of hydroclimatic conditions, and (2) provide a calibrated model performance benchmark using a common conceptual snow and hydrologic modeling system. This benchmark provides a reference level of model performance across a very large basin sample and highlights regional variations in performance.