SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:A distributed non-point source pollution model: calibration and validation in the Yellow River Basin 
Authors:Hao, F.H., X.S. Zhang, and Z.F. Yang 
Journal:Journal of Environmental Sciences 
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URL (non-DOI journals):http://iospress.metapress.com/content/n7nq3gw39jj5a7t3/ 
Broad Application Category:hydrologic & pollutant 
Primary Application Category:pollutant cycling/loss and transport 
Secondary Application Category:calibration, sensitivity, and/or uncertainty analysis 
Watershed Description:4,623 km^2 Lushi (within Yellow River basin in China) 
Calibration Summary:Monthly 1992-97: flow r2/E = .87/.87 sediment r2/E = .72/.72 
Validation Summary:Monthly 1998-2004: flow r2/E = .84/.81 sediment r2/E = .98/.94 
General Comments:A "brute force" calibration approach was used for the SWAT simulation. flow and sediment yields matched corresponding measured values well for most years; worked better for high flow years. The authors state that the study was the first application of a physically-based nonpoint source model in the Yellow River Basin. 
Keywords:Yellow River, SWAT, sediment, flow, non-point source pollution