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HESS | Articles | Volume 23, issue 10
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 4323–4331, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-4323-2019
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 4323–4331, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-4323-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Technical note 25 Oct 2019

Technical note | 25 Oct 2019

Technical note: Inherent benchmark or not? Comparing Nash–Sutcliffe and Kling–Gupta efficiency scores

Wouter J. M. Knoben et al.
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (29 Aug 2019) by Nunzio Romano
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The accuracy of model simulations can be quantified with so-called efficiency metrics. The Nash–Sutcliffe efficiency (NSE) has been often used in hydrology, but recently the Kling–Gupta efficiency (KGE) is gaining in popularity. We show that lessons learned about which NSE scores are acceptable do not necessarily translate well into understanding of the KGE metric.
The accuracy of model simulations can be quantified with so-called efficiency metrics. The...
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