SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Sensitivity analysis and auto-calibration of an integral dynamic model for river water quality 
Authors:van Griensven A., A. Francos and W. Bauwens 
Journal:Water Science and Technology 
Volume (Issue):45(9) 
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Broad Application Category:hydrologic and pollutant 
Primary Application Category:calibration, sensitivity, and/or uncertainty analysis 
Secondary Application Category:pollutant cycling/loss and transport 
Watershed Description:1,384 km^2 Dender River, located in Belgium. 
Calibration Summary:1994 graphical simulated vs. measured flow, DO, nitrate, ammonia, & BOD results presented 
Validation Summary: 
General Comments:A two-step procedure is described and applied that consists of a sensitivity analysis, that is used to define the variables/parameters of interest, followed by auto-calibration. The sensitivity analysis was based one-factor-at-a-time (OAT) using 129 parameters; a ranked order for the sensitivity of each parameter within the objective functions is provided, in terms of impact on the output variables. 3,000 simulations were performed for the autocalibration, which was based on the Shuffled Complex Evolution method. 
Keywords:Europe; Belgium; Calibration; Sensitivity analysis; Dynamic model; Modeling; Water quality; Diffuse source; Stream; Surface water; Water pollution