Articles | Volume 25, issue 6
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 3675–3690, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-3675-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 3675–3690, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-3675-2021

Research article 30 Jun 2021

Research article | 30 Jun 2021

A new fractal-theory-based criterion for hydrological model calibration

Zhixu Bai et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (08 Feb 2021) by Fabrizio Fenicia
AR by Zhixu Bai on behalf of the Authors (20 Feb 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (02 Mar 2021) by Fabrizio Fenicia
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (17 Mar 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (12 Apr 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (12 Apr 2021) by Fabrizio Fenicia
AR by Zhixu Bai on behalf of the Authors (08 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 May 2021) by Fabrizio Fenicia
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Short summary
To test our hypothesis that the fractal dimensions of streamflow series can be used to improve the calibration of hydrological models, we designed the E–RD efficiency ratio of fractal dimensions strategy and examined its usability in the calibration of lumped models. The results reveal that, in most aspects, introducing RD into model calibration makes the simulation of streamflow components more reasonable. Also, pursuing a better RD during calibration leads to only a minor decrease in E.