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Title:Parameter uncertainty and the significance of simulated land use change effects 
Authors:Eckhardt, K., L. Breuer and H.-G. Frede 
Journal:Journal of Hydrology 
Volume (Issue):273(1-4) 
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Broad Application Category:hydrologic only 
Primary Application Category:calibration, sensitivity, and/or uncertainty analysis 
Secondary Application Category:hydrologic assessment 
Watershed Description:2 km^2 artificial watershed, which is formed as a V-shaped valley which is designed to represent a low mountain range. The main characteristics of the artificial catchment are representative of the 693 km^2 Dill catchment, a mesoscale low mountain range catchment situated in the south-east of the Rhenish Massif region in Germany. 
Calibration Summary: 
Validation Summary:Monthly 1990-96: E = .88 (based on simulated flows of artificial watershed vs. measured flows from Dill) 
General Comments:It was determined that 10,000 Monte Carlo simulations were sufficient to obtain representative distributions of model output. The authors report impacts on surface runoff, groundwater recharge, and streamflow for different hypothetical configurations of land use (land use scenarios reflect variations between forest, pasture, and cropland). 
Keywords:Land use change; Land cover; Parameter uncertainty; Uncertainty analysis; Model validation; Model error