Articles | Volume 21, issue 12
Research article
30 Nov 2017
Research article |  | 30 Nov 2017

On the value of water quality data and informative flow states in karst modelling

Andreas Hartmann, Juan Antonio Barberá, and Bartolomé Andreo


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (19 Sep 2017) by Matthias Bernhardt
AR by Andreas Hartmann on behalf of the Authors (11 Oct 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 Oct 2017) by Matthias Bernhardt
Short summary
In karst modeling, there is often an imbalance between the complexity of model structures and the data availability for parameterization. We present a new approach to quantify the value of water quality data for improved karst model parameterization. We show that focusing on “informative” time periods, which are time periods with decreased observation uncertainty, allows for further reduction of simulation uncertainty. Our approach is transferable to other sites with limited data availability.