Articles | Volume 20, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2861–2876, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-2861-2016
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2861–2876, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-2861-2016

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 et al.

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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.