Articles | Volume 25, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 2599–2615, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-2599-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 2599–2615, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-2599-2021

Research article 19 May 2021

Research article | 19 May 2021

A wavelet-based approach to streamflow event identification and modeled timing error evaluation

Erin Towler and James L. McCreight

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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (21 Jan 2021) by Matthew Hipsey
AR by Erin Towler on behalf of the Authors (24 Feb 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Mar 2021) by Matthew Hipsey
RR by Uwe Ehret (01 Mar 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Apr 2021) by Matthew Hipsey
AR by Erin Towler on behalf of the Authors (08 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
We present a wavelet-based approach to quantify streamflow timing errors for model evaluation and development. We demonstrate the method using real and simulated stream discharge data from several locations. We show how results can be used to identify potential hydrologic processes contributing to the timing errors. Furthermore, we illustrate how the method can document model performance by comparing timing errors across versions of the National Water Model.