SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Hydrologic and water quality models: key calibration and validation topics 
Authors:Moriasi, D.N., R.W. Zeckoski, J.G. Arnold, C.B. Baffaut, R.W. Malone, P. Daggupati, J.A. Guzman, D. Saraswat, Y. Yuan, B.W. Wilson, A. Shirmohammadi and K.R. Douglas-Mankin 
Journal:Transactions of the ASABE 
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Broad Application Category:overview of special journal issue/section/etc. 
Primary Application Category:calibration, sensitivity, and/or uncertainty analysis 
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General Comments:This study is part of a set of 10 articles published as a special issue in Transactions ASABE, issue 58(6). The overall special issue is focused on a broad range of ecohydrological model calibration and validation topics. The articles are not necessarily focused on SWAT but the topics are extremely relevant for the SWAT user community so all 10 articles have been included in the SWAT Literature Database. 
Abstract:As a continuation of efforts to provide a common background and platform for development of calibration and validation (C/V) guidelines for hydrologic and water quality (H/WQ) modeling, ASABE members worked to determine critical topics related to model C/V, perform a synthesis of a previously published special collection of articles and other relevant literature, and provide topic-specific recommendations based on the synthesis as well as personal modeling expertise. This article introduces a special collection of nine research articles covering key topics related to calibration and validation of H/WQ models. The topics include: terminology, hydrologic processes and model representation, spatial and temporal scales, model parameterization, C/V strategies, sensitivity, uncertainty, performance measures and criteria, and documentation and reporting. The main objective of this introductory article is to introduce and summarize key aspects of these topics, including recommendations. Individually, the articles provide model practitioners with detailed topic-specific recommendations related to model calibration, validation, and use. Collectively, the articles present recommendations to enhance H/WQ modeling. 
Keywords:ASABE, Calibration, Guidelines, Hydrologic models, Recommendations, Synthesis, Validation.