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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
https://doi.org/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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Interactive discussionStatus: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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RC1: 'Is this new version better than the previous?', Anonymous Referee #1, 09 May 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'reply to RC1', Simon Seibert, 11 May 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
 
RC2: 'Review of "Disentangling timing and amplitude errors in streamflow simulations" by Seibert, Ehret and Zehe', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 May 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC2: 'Reply to RC2', Simon Seibert, 14 Jun 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
RC3: 'Review of 'Disentangling timing and amplitude errors in streamflow simulations'', Anonymous Referee #3, 16 May 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC3: 'Reply to RC3', Simon Seibert, 14 Jun 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (13 Jun 2016) by Vazken Andréassian  
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (16 Jun 2016) by Vazken Andréassian  
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (13 Jul 2016)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (16 Jul 2016) by Vazken Andréassian
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Short summary
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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