Articles | Volume 24, issue 1
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 397–416, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-397-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 397–416, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-397-2020

Research article 24 Jan 2020

Research article | 24 Jan 2020

On the representation of water reservoir storage and operations in large-scale hydrological models: implications on model parameterization and climate change impact assessments

Thanh Duc Dang et al.

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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (16 Oct 2019) by Axel Bronstert
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Short summary
A common problem in catchment hydrology lies in the representation of dams in numerical models. Here, we contribute to the existing literature by showing that the representation of water reservoirs can largely impact the model parameters, a result attained by comparing the parameters of a model for the upper Mekong basin built with or without reservoirs. We show that a flawed parameter estimation affects the representation of key physical processes and the downstream applications of the model.