Articles | Volume 21, issue 1
Research article
25 Jan 2017
Research article |  | 25 Jan 2017

Looking beyond general metrics for model comparison – lessons from an international model intercomparison study

Tanja de Boer-Euser, Laurène Bouaziz, Jan De Niel, Claudia Brauer, Benjamin Dewals, Gilles Drogue, Fabrizio Fenicia, Benjamin Grelier, Jiri Nossent, Fernando Pereira, Hubert Savenije, Guillaume Thirel, and Patrick Willems


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (29 Oct 2016) by Elena Toth
AR by Tanja de Boer-Euser on behalf of the Authors (29 Nov 2016)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (16 Dec 2016) by Elena Toth
AR by Tanja de Boer-Euser on behalf of the Authors (23 Dec 2016)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
In this study, the rainfall–runoff models of eight international research groups were compared for a set of subcatchments of the Meuse basin to investigate the influence of certain model components on the modelled discharge. Although the models showed similar performances based on general metrics, clear differences could be observed for specific events. The differences during drier conditions could indeed be linked to differences in model structures.