Articles | Volume 24, issue 3
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1031–1054, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1031-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1031–1054, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1031-2020

Research article 04 Mar 2020

Research article | 04 Mar 2020

Calibration of hydrological models for ecologically relevant streamflow predictions: a trade-off between fitting well to data and estimating consistent parameter sets?

Thibault Hallouin et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (30 Aug 2019) by Jan Seibert
AR by Thibault Hallouin on behalf of the Authors (30 Aug 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Aug 2019) by Jan Seibert
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (20 Sep 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (03 Oct 2019)
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (04 Oct 2019) by Jan Seibert
AR by Thibault Hallouin on behalf of the Authors (15 Nov 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Dec 2019) by Jan Seibert
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (16 Jan 2020)
ED: Publish as is (17 Jan 2020) by Jan Seibert
AR by Thibault Hallouin on behalf of the Authors (27 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
A hydrological model was used to compare different parameterisation strategies in view of predicting ecologically relevant streamflow indices in 33 Irish catchments. Compared for 14 different periods, a strategy fitting simulated and observed streamflow indices yielded better performance than fitting simulated and observed streamflow, but it also yielded a less consistent ensemble of parameter sets, suggesting that these indices may not be hydrologically relevant for model parameterisation.