Articles | Volume 25, issue 10
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 5425–5446, 2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 5425–5446, 2021
Research article
12 Oct 2021
Research article | 12 Oct 2021

Numerical daemons of hydrological models are summoned by extreme precipitation

Peter T. La Follette et al.

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Hydrological models are useful tools that allow us to predict distributions and movement of water. A variety of numerical methods are used by these models. We demonstrate which numerical methods yield large errors when subject to extreme precipitation. As the climate is changing such that extreme precipitation is more common, we find that some numerical methods are better suited for use in hydrological models. Also, we find that many current hydrological models use relatively inaccurate methods.