An analysis of the effects of parameter uncertainty in deterministic hydrologic models

Eric F. Wood

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Abstract

The uncertainty in the output of deterministic models, due to the uncertainty in the parameters of the model, is analyzed and compared to current procedures of using average values for the uncertain parameters. The present analysis considers an analytical rainfall‐runoff flood frequency model where the infiltration parameter is considered as a stochastic variable. The same conceptual procedure can be used to analyze fixed but uncertain (unknown) parameters. The extension to analyzing parameter uncertainty in large simulation models is indicated, and the importance of such analyses is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)925-932
Number of pages8
JournalWater Resources Research
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1976

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Water Science and Technology

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