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Constitution of a catchment virtual observatory for sharing flow and transport models outputs

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Thomas, Zahra ; Rousseau-Gueutin, Pauline ; Kolbe, Tamara ; Abbott, Benjamin W. ; Marçais, Jean ; Bishop, Kevin ; Peiffer, Stefan ; Frei, Sven ; Pichelin, Pascal ; Pinay, Gilles ; de Dreuzy, Jean-Raynald:
Constitution of a catchment virtual observatory for sharing flow and transport models outputs.
In: Journal of Hydrology. (2016) . - online publ. 5 May 2016.
ISSN 0022-1694
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.04.067

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Predicting hydrological catchment behaviour based on measurable (and preferably widely available) catchment characteristics has been one of the main goals of hydrological modelling. Residence time distributions provide synoptic information about catchment functioning and can be useful metrics to predict their behaviours. Moreover, residence time distributions highlight a wide range of characteristic scales (spatial and temporal) and mixing processes. However, catchment-specific heterogeneity means that the link between residence time distributions and catchment characteristics is complex. Investigating this link for a wide range of catchments could reveal the role of topography, geology, land-use, climate and other factors in controlling catchment hydrology. Meaningful comparison is often challenging given the diversity of data and model structures and formats. To address this need, we are introducing a new virtual platform called Catchment virtual Observatory for Sharing flow and transport models outputs (COnSOrT). The goal of COnSOrT is to promote catchment intercomparison by sharing calibrated model outputs. Compiling commensurable results in COnSOrT will help evaluate model performance, quantify inter-catchment controls on hydrology, and identify research gaps and priorities in catchment science. Researchers interested in sharing or using calibrated model results are invited to participate in the virtual observatory. Participants may test post-processing methods on a wide range of catchment environments to evaluate the generality of their findings.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER136230
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Hydrology
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Hydrology > Chair Hydrology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Peiffer
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2016 08:19
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2016 08:50
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/33841