Journal article

Methods for the analysis of trends in streamflow response due to changes in catchment condition

RA Letcher, SY Schreider, AJ Jakeman, BP Neal, RJ Nathan

Environmetrics | JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD | Published : 2001

Abstract

Two algorithms for analysing changes in streamflow response due to changes in land use and farm dam development, based on the Estimated Generalized Least Squares (EGLS) and the Generalized Additive Model (GAM) methods, were compared on three catchments in the Macquarie River Basin in NSW, Australia. In order to account for the influence of climatic conditions on streamflow response, the IHACRES conceptual rainfall-runoff model was calibrated on a daily time step over two-year periods then simulated over the entire period of concurrent rainfall, streamflow and temperature data. Residuals or differences between observed and simulated flows were calculated. The EGLS method was applied to a smoo..

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