Articles | Volume 20, issue 6
Research article
08 Jun 2016
Research article |  | 08 Jun 2016

Representation of spatial and temporal variability in large-domain hydrological models: case study for a mesoscale pre-Alpine basin

Lieke Melsen, Adriaan Teuling, Paul Torfs, Massimiliano Zappa, Naoki Mizukami, Martyn Clark, and Remko Uijlenhoet


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (16 May 2016) by Markus Weiler
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ED: Publish as is (25 May 2016) by Markus Weiler
Short summary
In this study we investigated the sensitivity of a large-domain hydrological model for spatial and temporal resolution. We evaluated the results on a mesoscale catchment in Switzerland. Our results show that the model was hardly sensitive for the spatial resolution, which implies that spatial variability is likely underestimated. Our results provide a motivation to improve the representation of spatial variability in hydrological models in order to increase their credibility on a smaller scale.