Articles | Volume 22, issue 8
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 4565–4581, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-4565-2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 4565–4581, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-4565-2018

Research article 29 Aug 2018

Research article | 29 Aug 2018

Incremental model breakdown to assess the multi-hypotheses problem

Florian U. Jehn et al.

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By realizing that hydrological models are not one single hypothesis, but an assemblage of many hypotheses, new ways to scrutinize hydrological models are needed. Up until now, studies concentrate on comparing existing models or built models incrementally. This approach here tries to tackle the problem the other way around. We construct a complex model, containing all processes important for the catchment, and deconstruct it step by step to understand the influence of single processes.