SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Automatic model calibration 
Authors:Eckhardt, K., N. Fohrer and H.-G. Frede 
Journal:Hydrological Processes 
Volume (Issue):19(3) 
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URL (non-DOI journals): 
Broad Application Category:hydrologic only 
Primary Application Category:calibration, sensitivity, and/or uncertainty analysis 
Secondary Application Category:hydrologic assessment 
Watershed Description:134 km^2 Aar River, located in the Rhenish Massif region about 60 km northwest of the City of Frankfurt in Germany. 
Calibration Summary:daily 1986-88 E = 0.86 
Validation Summary:daily 1983-85 E = 0.69 
General Comments:Describes an application of the Shuffled Complex Evolution (SCE) genetic algorithm; 18 parameters were explicitly optimized and 365 equations formulated to establish links to other parameter values. Over 20,000 simulations were performed. The validation E improves to 0.84 if selected 1984 extreme events are removed. Graphical results are shown. 
Keywords:distributed models; calibration; parameter estimation; SWAT