SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Propagation of uncertainty in diffuse pollution into water quality predictions: application to the River Dender in Flanders, Belgium 
Authors:Vandenberghe, V., A. van Griensven, W. Bauwens, and P.A. Vanrolleghem 
Year:2005 
Journal:Water Science and Technology 
Volume:51(3) 
Pages:347-354 
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URL (non-DOI journals):http://www.ucd.ie/dipcon/docs/theme10/theme10_18.PDF 
Model:ESWAT 
Broad Application Category:hydrologic & 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 (Flanders region of Belgium) 
Calibration Summary:graphical comparisons between simulated and measured nitrate levels 
Validation Summary: 
General Comments:Study focused on assessing uncertainty related to fertilizer application amounts, planting dates, & harvest dates on predicted nitrate losses. The uncertainty was determined using an efficient Monte Carlo method and latin hypercube sampling. Eight inputs were found to have a significant impact on nitrate concentrations exceeding 3 mg/l. Uncertainity analysis indicated wide uncertainty bounds: 95% ranged from ±50% relative to the average nitrate predictions. 
Language:English 
Keywords:Diffuse pollution, integrated river basin modelling, river water quality, uncertainty analysis