Articles | Volume 21, issue 12
Research article
15 Dec 2017
Research article |  | 15 Dec 2017

Development of a monthly to seasonal forecast framework tailored to inland waterway transport in central Europe

Dennis Meißner, Bastian Klein, and Monica Ionita


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (18 Aug 2017) by Fredrik Wetterhall
AR by Dennis Meißner on behalf of the Authors (22 Sep 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Sep 2017) by Fredrik Wetterhall
RR by Christophe Lavaysse (12 Oct 2017)
RR by Massimiliano Zappa (17 Oct 2017)
ED: Publish as is (02 Nov 2017) by Fredrik Wetterhall
Short summary
Inland waterway transport is a commercial sector relying on hydrological forecasts on different timescales. This paper describes the set-up of a monthly to seasonal forecasting system for the German waterways. Multiple approaches are tested, compared and combined. Despite the predictive limitations on longer lead times, this study reveals the existence of a valuable predictability on monthly up to seasonal timescales. Forecast quality depends on forecast location, lead time and season.