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.

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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.