Articles | Volume 21, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3325–3352, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3325-2017
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3325–3352, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3325-2017
Research article
05 Jul 2017
Research article | 05 Jul 2017

Characterizing and reducing equifinality by constraining a distributed catchment model with regional signatures, local observations, and process understanding

Christa Kelleher et al.

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Models are tools for understanding how watersheds function and may respond to land cover and climate change. Before we can use models towards these purposes, we need to ensure that a model adequately represents watershed-wide observations. In this paper, we propose a new way to evaluate whether model simulations match observations, using a variety of information sources. We show how this information can reduce uncertainty in inputs to models, reducing uncertainty in hydrologic predictions.