Articles | Volume 21, issue 11
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 5647–5661, 2017
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 5647–5661, 2017
Research article
15 Nov 2017
Research article | 15 Nov 2017

A comparative assessment of rainfall–runoff modelling against regional flow duration curves for ungauged catchments

Daeha Kim et al.

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We evaluated predictive performance of a rainfall–runoff model whose behavioural parameters were gained against flow magnitudes only. The parameter sets did not well reproduce observed flows when comparing to a conventional method simply using a parameter transferred from nearby gauged catchments. This study emphasises that metrics in time dimensions are essential for identifying model parameters and the absence of flow timing information could worsen model performance.