SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Evaluation of hydrological model parameter transferability for simulating the impact of land use on catchment hydrology 
Authors:Heuvelmans, G., B. Muys and J. Feyen 
Journal:Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 
Volume (Issue):29(11-12) 
Article ID: 
URL (non-DOI journals): 
Broad Application Category:hydrologic only 
Primary Application Category:regionalization of input parameters 
Secondary Application Category:calibration, sensitivity, and/or uncertainty analysis 
Watershed Description:51 km^2 Maarkebeek, 114 km^2 Zwalm and 204 km^2 Aa Rivers, which are subwatersheds of the Scheidt River located in northern Belgium. 
Calibration Summary:graphical E values presented ≈ .7 - .9 
Validation Summary:graphical E values presented ≈ .6 - .8 
General Comments:The validity of 7 ket SWAT hydrologic parameters was tested by transferring them within a watershed, to a neighboring watershed, and to a watershed with different environmental characteristics. The results showed a decline in model performance when parameters were transferred in time and space. Reasonable performance was found for transfers within a watershed and to a neighboring watershed. The authors state that caution should be used for transferring parameters between regions with different topography, land use, and soils. 
Keywords:SWAT; Water balance; Parameterisation; Catchment