Articles | Volume 23, issue 8
Research article
08 Aug 2019
Research article |  | 08 Aug 2019

A multi-objective ensemble approach to hydrological modelling in the UK: an application to historic drought reconstruction

Katie A. Smith, Lucy J. Barker, Maliko Tanguy, Simon Parry, Shaun Harrigan, Tim P. Legg, Christel Prudhomme, and Jamie Hannaford


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (05 May 2019) by Nunzio Romano
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ED: Publish as is (05 Jul 2019) by Nunzio Romano
Short summary
This paper describes the multi-objective calibration approach used to create a consistent dataset of reconstructed daily river flow data for 303 catchments in the UK over 1891–2015. The modelled data perform well when compared to observations, including in the timing and the classification of drought events. This method and data will allow for long-term studies of flow trends and past extreme events that have not been previously possible, enabling water managers to better plan for the future.