Articles | Volume 19, issue 4
Research article
30 Apr 2015
Research article |  | 30 Apr 2015

Virtual laboratories: new opportunities for collaborative water science

S. Ceola, B. Arheimer, E. Baratti, G. Blöschl, R. Capell, A. Castellarin, J. Freer, D. Han, M. Hrachowitz, Y. Hundecha, C. Hutton, G. Lindström, A. Montanari, R. Nijzink, J. Parajka, E. Toth, A. Viglione, and T. Wagener


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (08 Mar 2015) by Francesco Laio
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ED: Publish as is (08 Apr 2015) by Francesco Laio
AR by Serena Ceola on behalf of the Authors (08 Apr 2015)
Short summary
We present the outcomes of a collaborative hydrological experiment undertaken by five different international research groups in a virtual laboratory. Moving from the definition of accurate protocols, a rainfall-runoff model was independently applied by the research groups, which then engaged in a comparative discussion. The results revealed that sharing protocols and running the experiment within a controlled environment is fundamental for ensuring experiment repeatability and reproducibility.