Articles | Volume 27, issue 10
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-27-1987-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-27-1987-2023
Research article
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25 May 2023
Research article |  | 25 May 2023

Why do our rainfall–runoff models keep underestimating the peak flows?

András Bárdossy and Faizan Anwar

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This study demonstrates the fact that the large river flows forecasted by the models show an underestimation that is inversely related to the number of locations where precipitation is recorded, which is independent of the model. The higher the number of points where the amount of precipitation is recorded, the better the estimate of the river flows.