SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Subwatershed spatial analysis tool: Discretization of a distributed hydrologic model by statistical criteria 
Authors:Haverkamp, S., R. Srinivasan, H.-G. Frede and C. Santhi 
Journal:Journal of the American Water Resources Association 
Volume (Issue):38(6) 
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Broad Application Category:hydrologic only 
Primary Application Category:HRU, subbasin, grid and/or landscape unit delineation effects 
Secondary Application Category:calibration, sensitivity, and/or uncertainty analysis 
Watershed Description:6.3 km^2 Weiherbach and 81.7 km^2 Dietzh√∂lze rivers, both located in Germany, and 4,297 km^2 Bosque River that is located in central Texas, U.S. 
Calibration Summary: 
Validation Summary:Daily? 5-year E value ranges dominant approach vs. HRU approach: Dietzh√∂lze: .64-.73 (dom.) vs. .77-.78 (HRU) Weiherbach: -4.59-.51 (dom.) vs. .22-.35 (HRU) Bosque: .04-.39 (dom.) vs. .43-.49 (HRU) 
General Comments:SUSAT was developed to determine the objective choice of watershed discretizations. SUSAT was used with SWAT to find appropriate HRU and/or subwatershed subdivisions for three watersheds. The predicted streamflows were sensitive to discretization levels, especially when dominant land use and soil types were used for each watershed. The statistical evaluations are reported for using dominant land use (dom.) with no HRUs in a subwatershed versus using HRUs (HRU). 
Keywords:watershed modeling; geographic information system; data preprocessing; spatial discretization; heterogeneity; entropy