Special Issue "Catchment Modelling"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018).
Water management within a catchment remains an important problem, with these problems becoming increasingly complex. The data necessary for water management within a catchment can be obtained from either catchment modelling or catchment modelling. Due to the great diversity of problems encountered, there are numerous alternative catchment models. These alternative catchment models requiring differing input data while providing a variety of water data with varying degrees of accuracy and uncertainty. The selection between these alternative catchment models is further compounded by the typical use for a catchment model. Commonly, catchment models are used to predict data when the monitored data is inadequate; calibration and validation of these catchment models remains an ongoing issue. Data inadequacy can occur, for example, from lack of suitable monitored data at the desired location, future events not yet moniitored, and catchment conditions not yet in existence; usage of a catchment model in this manner can be considered as an extrapoltaion process. This need to extrapolate emphasises the need for
- knowledge about the prediction reliability and the uncertainty in prediction;
- knowledge about the errors (both from a process and data viewpoint) in a catchment model; and
- knowledge about suitable calibration and validation approaches when data is limited.
Hence, new insights into prediction reliability and uncertainty from catchment models, and the inherent errors in catchment modelling are the focus of many current studies. This Special Issue welcomes contributions that:
- Focus on prediction reliability and uncertainty from use of catchment models;
- Focus on errors in catchment models and management of these errors; and
- Focus on novel calibration and validation approaches for catchment models.
Prof. James E. Ball
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