Articles | Volume 21, issue 9
Research article
01 Sep 2017
Research article |  | 01 Sep 2017

Toward seamless hydrologic predictions across spatial scales

Luis Samaniego, Rohini Kumar, Stephan Thober, Oldrich Rakovec, Matthias Zink, Niko Wanders, Stephanie Eisner, Hannes Müller Schmied, Edwin H. Sutanudjaja, Kirsten Warrach-Sagi, and Sabine Attinger

Data sets

German data set Zink et al.

Model code and software

mHM Samaniego et al.

PCR-GLOBWB Ludovicus P. H. (Rens) van Beek et al.

Short summary
We inspect the state-of-the-art of several land surface (LSMs) and hydrologic models (HMs) and show that most do not have consistent and realistic parameter fields for land surface geophysical properties. We propose to use the multiscale parameter regionalization (MPR) technique to solve, at least partly, the scaling problem in LSMs/HMs. A general model protocol is presented to describe how MPR can be applied to a specific model.