Articles | Volume 19, issue 4
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2101–2117, 2015
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2101–2117, 2015

Research article 30 Apr 2015

Research article | 30 Apr 2015

Virtual laboratories: new opportunities for collaborative water science

S. Ceola et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (08 Mar 2015) by Francesco Laio
AR by Serena Ceola on behalf of the Authors (16 Mar 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (08 Apr 2015) by Francesco Laio
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.