Articles | Volume 20, issue 7
Research article
15 Jul 2016
Research article |  | 15 Jul 2016

Parameter regionalization of a monthly water balance model for the conterminous United States

Andrew R. Bock, Lauren E. Hay, Gregory J. McCabe, Steven L. Markstrom, and R. Dwight Atkinson

Data sets

Monthly Water Balance Model Hydrology Futures Bock, A.R., Hay, L.E., McCabe, G.J., Markstrom, S.L., Atkinson, R.D.

Short summary
A parameter sensitivity analysis was applied to a monthly water balance model across the United States and used to identify regions of similar model response. Streamgages within each region were calibrated as a group to produce model parameters that can simulate streamflow in areas where measured streamflow data are limited or unavailable. Results showed good correspondence with measured values, except in areas where dominant hydrologic processes occurred at submonthly timescales.