SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Hydrologic and water quality terminology as applied to modeling 
Authors:Zeckoski, R.W., M.D. Smolen, D.N. Moriasi, J.R. Frankenberger and G.W. Feyereisen 
Journal:Transactions of the ASABE 
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Broad Application Category:documentation and/or terminology 
Primary Application Category:calibration, sensitivity, and/or uncertainty analysis 
Secondary Application Category:none 
Watershed Description:None 
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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:A survey of the literature and in particular an examination of the terminology use in a previous special collection of modeling calibration and validation articles were conducted to arrive at a list of consistent terminology recommended for writing about hydrologic and water quality model calibration and validation. The terminology list includes rudimentary terms necessary for proper understanding of modeling literature for the novice modeler. This article also provides discussions regarding confusing or conflicting terminology found in the literature, alternative terms to those recommended herein, and alternative definitions for those terms that may be used by some authors. 
Keywords:Calibration, Dictionary, Hydrology, Models, Terminology, Validation.