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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 3745-3763, 2016
http://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/20/3745/2016/
doi:10.5194/hess-20-3745-2016
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Research article
12 Sep 2016
Disentangling timing and amplitude errors in streamflow simulations
Simon Paul Seibert et al.

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While the assessment of "vertical" (magnitude) errors of streamflow simulations is standard practice, "horizontal" (timing) errors are rarely considered. To assess their role, we propose a method to quantify both errors simultaneously which closely resembles visual hydrograph comparison. Our results reveal differences in time–magnitude error statistics for different flow conditions. The proposed method thus offers novel perspectives for model diagnostics and evaluation.
While the assessment of "vertical" (magnitude) errors of streamflow simulations is standard...
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