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

Assessment of an ensemble seasonal streamflow forecasting system for Australia

James C. Bennett, Quan J. Wang, David E. Robertson, Andrew Schepen, Ming Li, and Kelvin Michael


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (01 Oct 2017) by Maria-Helena Ramos
AR by James Bennett on behalf of the Authors (08 Oct 2017)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (29 Oct 2017) by Maria-Helena Ramos
Short summary
We assess a new streamflow forecasting system in Australia. The system is designed to meet the need of water agencies for 12-month forecasts. The forecasts perform well in a wide range of rivers. Forecasts for shorter periods (up to 6 months) are generally informative. Forecasts sometimes did not perform well in a few very dry rivers. We test several techniques for improving streamflow forecasts in drylands, with mixed success.