Journal article

Assessing the Potential Robustness of Conceptual Rainfall-Runoff Models Under a Changing Climate

Danlu Guo, Fiona Johnson, Lucy Marshall

WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH | AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION | Published : 2018

Abstract

Conceptual rainfall-runoff (CRR) models are commonly used to assess the potential impact of climate change on water resources systems. However, they are often characterized by poorer performance when used to simulate a different climate compared to that of the calibration period. This is generally referred to as low model robustness, and these issues have been thoroughly explored using historical data. However, the implications of robustness are unknown for a changing climate where models may have to operate under conditions that lie beyond existing observations. This study extends these ideas to evaluate the “potential robustness” of different CRR models in the context of a changing climate..

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