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Calibration of conceptual models for rainfall-runoff simulation
- JAIN, S. K.
- Hydrological sciences journal 1993 v.38 no.5 pp. 431-441
- algorithms, basins, mathematical models, runoff
- Conceptual mathematical models are a useful tool for rainfallrunoff modelling of a basin. The calibration of such models has attracted the attention of a number of hydrologists since unique and optimal parameters are difficult to obtain. The calibration of a conceptual model is discussed through a simple conceptual model whose parameters are determined using a search technique. It is shown that the optimization algorithm converges to a global optimum even when the errors in the initial parameters are quite significant and the input environment is noisy.