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Validation of catchment models for predicting land-use and climate change impacts. 1. Method

Lookup NU author(s): Professor John Ewen, Dr Geoffrey ParkinORCiD


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Computer simulation models are increasingly being proposed as tools capable of giving water resource managers accurate predictions of the impact of changes in land-use and climate. Previous validation testing of catchment models is reviewed, and it is concluded that the methods used do not clearly test a model's fitness for such a purpose. A new generally applicable method is proposed. This involves the direct testing of fitness for purpose, uses established scientific techniques, and may be implemented within a quality assured programme of work. The new method is applied in Part 2 of this study. © 1996 - Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Ewen J, Parkin G

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Hydrology

Year: 1996

Volume: 175

Issue: 1-4

Pages: 583-594

Print publication date: 01/02/1996

ISSN (print): 0022-1694

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Publisher: Elsevier BV


DOI: 10.1016/S0022-1694(96)80026-6


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