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Transferring Model Uncertainty Estimates from Gauged to Ungauged Catchments : Volume 11, Issue 7 (14/07/2014)

By Bourgin, F.

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Title: Transferring Model Uncertainty Estimates from Gauged to Ungauged Catchments : Volume 11, Issue 7 (14/07/2014)  
Author: Bourgin, F.
Volume: Vol. 11, Issue 7
Language: English
Subject: Science, Hydrology, Earth
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection (Contemporary), Copernicus GmbH
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Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
Member Page: Copernicus Publications


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Andréassian, V., Perrin, C., Bourgin, F., & Oudin, L. (2014). Transferring Model Uncertainty Estimates from Gauged to Ungauged Catchments : Volume 11, Issue 7 (14/07/2014). Retrieved from

Description: Irstea, UR HBAN, 1 rue Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, CS 10030, 92761 Antony Cedex, France. Predicting streamflow hydrographs in ungauged catchments is a challenging issue, and accompanying the estimates with realistic uncertainty bounds is an even more complex task. In this paper, we present a method to transfer model uncertainty estimates from gauged to ungauged catchments and we test it over a set of 907 catchments located in France. We evaluate the quality of the uncertainty estimates based on three expected qualities: reliability, sharpness, and overall skill. Our results show that the method holds interesting perspectives, providing in most cases reliable and sharp uncertainty bounds at ungauged locations.

Transferring model uncertainty estimates from gauged to ungauged catchments

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