Articles | Volume 20, issue 4
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1433–1445, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-1433-2016

Special issue: HESS Opinions 2016

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1433–1445, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-1433-2016
Opinion article
15 Apr 2016
Opinion article | 15 Apr 2016

HESS Opinions: Advocating process modeling and de-emphasizing parameter estimation

Abdolreza Bahremand

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There has been much recent debate regarding the future of the hydrological sciences, and several publications have voiced opinions on this subject. This opinion paper seeks to comment and expand on some recent publications that have advocated an increased focus on process modeling while de-emphasizing the focus on detailed attention to parameter estimation. In particular, it offers a perspective that emphasizes a more hydraulic approach to development and implementation of hydrological models.
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