|Title:||Regional scale hydrologic modeling of a karst-dominant geomorphology: The case study of the Island of Crete |
|Authors:||Malagò, A., D. Efstathiou, F. Bouraoui, N.P. Nikolaidis, M. Franchini, G. Bidoglio and M. Kritsotakis |
|Journal:||Journal of Hydrology |
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|Broad Application Category:||hydrologic only |
|Primary Application Category:||karst effects |
|Secondary Application Category:||hydrologic assessment |
|Watershed Description:||8,336 km^2 Island of Crete, located in southern Greece. |
|Calibration Summary:||Semi-automatic calibration of monthly streamflow in 15 gauging stations using SUFI-2 (SWAT-CUP program).
Regionalization of calibrated parameters in ungauged subbasins.
Manual calibration of 47 springs with daily values (one a month using a karst-flow model. |
|Validation Summary:||Validation of the model checking the performance in 7 streamflow gauging stations not involved in the calibration. |
|General Comments:||The KSWAT model is the integration of the SWAT model (adapted to reproduce karst features) and a karst-flow model.
With this calibrated model we studied the water balance of the Island of Crete in different hydrological conditions providing insightful information of water resources for a their sustinaible management. |
|Keywords:||SWAT; Karst; Mediterranean; Water balance; Multi-site calibration; Crete |