Articles | Volume 24, issue 3
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1031-2020
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, Michael Bruen, and Fiachra E. O'Loughlin

Related authors

evalhyd v0.1.1: a polyglot tool for the evaluation of deterministic and probabilistic streamflow predictions
Thibault Hallouin, François Bourgin, Charles Perrin, Maria-Helena Ramos, and Vazken Andréassian
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-1424,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-1424, 2023
Short summary
UniFHy v0.1.1: a community modelling framework for the terrestrial water cycle in Python
Thibault Hallouin, Richard J. Ellis, Douglas B. Clark, Simon J. Dadson, Andrew G. Hughes, Bryan N. Lawrence, Grenville M. S. Lister, and Jan Polcher
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 9177–9196, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-9177-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-9177-2022, 2022
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Ecohydrology | Techniques and Approaches: Modelling approaches
Bias-blind and bias-aware assimilation of leaf area index into the Noah-MP land surface model over Europe
Samuel Scherrer, Gabriëlle De Lannoy, Zdenko Heyvaert, Michel Bechtold, Clement Albergel, Tarek S. El-Madany, and Wouter Dorigo
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 27, 4087–4114, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-27-4087-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-27-4087-2023, 2023
Short summary
Technical note: Seamless extraction and analysis of river networks in R
Luca Carraro
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 27, 3733–3742, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-27-3733-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-27-3733-2023, 2023
Short summary
Advancing stream classification and hydrologic modeling of ungaged basins for environmental flow management in coastal southern California
Stephen K. Adams, Brian P. Bledsoe, and Eric D. Stein
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 27, 3021–3039, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-27-3021-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-27-3021-2023, 2023
Short summary
Improving regional climate simulations based on a hybrid data assimilation and machine learning method
Xinlei He, Yanping Li, Shaomin Liu, Tongren Xu, Fei Chen, Zhenhua Li, Zhe Zhang, Rui Liu, Lisheng Song, Ziwei Xu, Zhixing Peng, and Chen Zheng
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 27, 1583–1606, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-27-1583-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-27-1583-2023, 2023
Short summary
A comprehensive assessment of in situ and remote sensing soil moisture data assimilation in the APSIM model for improving agricultural forecasting across the US Midwest
Marissa Kivi, Noemi Vergopolan, and Hamze Dokoohaki
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 27, 1173–1199, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-27-1173-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-27-1173-2023, 2023
Short summary

Cited articles

Allen, R. G., Pereira, L. S., Raes, D., and Smith, M.: FAO Irrigation and Drainage Paper No. 56, Crop Evapotranspiration: Guidelines for computing crop requirements, Tech. rep., FAO, Rome, Italy, 1998. a
Archfield, S. A., Kennen, J. G., Carlisle, D. M., and Wolock, D. M.: An Objective and Parsimonious Approach for Classifying Natural Flow Regimes at a Continental Scale, River Res. Appl., 30, 1166–1183, https://doi.org/10.1002/rra.2710, 2014. a, b
Arthington, A. H., Bunn, S. E., Poff, N. L., and Naiman, R. J.: The challenge of providing environmental flow rules to sustain river ecosystems, Ecol. Appl., 16, 1311–1318, https://doi.org/10.1890/1051-0761(2006)016[1311:TCOPEF]2.0.CO;2, 2006. a, b
Beven, K.: A manifesto for the equifinality thesis, J. Hydrol., 320, 18–36, https://doi.org/10.1016/J.JHYDROL.2005.07.007, 2006. a
Beven, K.: Facets of uncertainty: epistemic uncertainty, non-stationarity, likelihood, hypothesis testing, and communication, Hydrolog. Sci. J., 61, 1652–1665, https://doi.org/10.1080/02626667.2015.1031761, 2016. a
Download
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.