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WATERSHED MODEL CALIBRATION AND VALIDATION: THE HSPF EXPERIENCE

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Abstract:

Model calibration and validation are necessary and critical steps in any model application. For most all watershed models, calibration is an iterative procedure of parameter evaluation and refinement, as a result of comparing simulated and observed values of interest. Model validation is in reality an extension of the calibration process. Its purpose is to assure that the calibrated model properly assesses all the variables and conditions which can affect model results, and demonstrate the ability to predict field observations for periods separate from the calibration effort.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864702785071796

Publication date: January 1, 2002

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  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

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