Articles | Volume 19, issue 9
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 3891–3901, 2015
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 3891–3901, 2015

Research article 16 Sep 2015

Research article | 16 Sep 2015

Climate model uncertainty versus conceptual geological uncertainty in hydrological modeling

T. O. Sonnenborg et al.


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (21 Aug 2015) by Jan Seibert
Short summary
The impacts of climate model uncertainty and geological model uncertainty on hydraulic head, stream flow, travel time and capture zones are evaluated. Six versions of a physically based and distributed hydrological model, each containing a unique interpretation of the geological structure of the model area, are forced by 11 climate model projections. Geology is the dominating uncertainty source for travel time and capture zones, while climate dominates for hydraulic heads and steam flow.