Calibration of a semi-distributed hydrological model using discharge and remote sensing data

L.P. Muthuwatta, Lal P. Muthuwatta, Martijn J. Booij, T.H.M. Rientjes, Tom H.M. Rientjes, M.G. Bos, A.S.M. Gieske, Mobin-Ud-Din Ahmad

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to present an approach to calibrate a semi-distributed hydrological model using observed streamflow data and actual evapotranspiration time series estimates based on remote sensing data. First, daily actual evapotranspiration is estimated using available MODIS satellite data, routinely collected meteorological data, and applying the SEBS algorithm. Second, the semi-distributed hydrological model HBV is calibrated and validated using the estimated evapotranspiration and observed discharge. This is done for multiple sub-basins of the Karkheh River basin in Iran. The Nash-Sutcliffe coefficient (NS) is calculated for each sub-basin. Maximum and minimum NS values for the calibration using observed discharge are 0.81 and 0.23, respectively, and using estimated evapotranspiration 0.61 and 0.46, respectively. The comparison of model simulations with multiple observed variables increases the probability of selecting a parameter set that represents the actual hydrological situation of the basin. The new calibration approach can be useful for further applications, especially in data-sparse river basins
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings Symposium HS.2 of the Joint IAHS & IAH International Convention, Hyderabad India, 6-12 September 2009
EditorsKoray Yilmaz, Ismail Yucel, Hoshin V. Gupta, Thorsten Wagener, Dawen Yang, Hubert Savenije, Christopher Neale, Harald Kunstmann, John Pomeroy
Place of PublicationHyderabad
PublisherIAHS publications
Pages52-58
Number of pages344
ISBN (Print)9781907161049
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

Name333
PublisherIAHS Press
Number333
ISSN (Print)0144-7815

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evapotranspiration
calibration
remote sensing
river basin
basin
MODIS
streamflow
satellite data
time series
simulation

Keywords

  • hydrological modelling
  • Remote sensing
  • actual evapotranspiration
  • Karkheh River basin
  • HBV model
  • SEBS
  • MODIS
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Iran
  • IR-78693
  • METIS-259613

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Muthuwatta, L. P., Muthuwatta, L. P., Booij, M. J., Rientjes, T. H. M., Rientjes, T. H. M., Bos, M. G., ... Ahmad, M-U-D. (2009). Calibration of a semi-distributed hydrological model using discharge and remote sensing data. In K. Yilmaz, I. Yucel, H. V. Gupta, T. Wagener, D. Yang, H. Savenije, C. Neale, H. Kunstmann, ... J. Pomeroy (Eds.), Proceedings Symposium HS.2 of the Joint IAHS & IAH International Convention, Hyderabad India, 6-12 September 2009 (pp. 52-58). (333; No. 333). Hyderabad: IAHS publications.
Muthuwatta, L.P. ; Muthuwatta, Lal P. ; Booij, Martijn J. ; Rientjes, T.H.M. ; Rientjes, Tom H.M. ; Bos, M.G. ; Gieske, A.S.M. ; Ahmad, Mobin-Ud-Din. / Calibration of a semi-distributed hydrological model using discharge and remote sensing data. Proceedings Symposium HS.2 of the Joint IAHS & IAH International Convention, Hyderabad India, 6-12 September 2009. editor / Koray Yilmaz ; Ismail Yucel ; Hoshin V. Gupta ; Thorsten Wagener ; Dawen Yang ; Hubert Savenije ; Christopher Neale ; Harald Kunstmann ; John Pomeroy. Hyderabad : IAHS publications, 2009. pp. 52-58 (333; 333).
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Muthuwatta, LP, Muthuwatta, LP, Booij, MJ, Rientjes, THM, Rientjes, THM, Bos, MG, Gieske, ASM & Ahmad, M-U-D 2009, Calibration of a semi-distributed hydrological model using discharge and remote sensing data. in K Yilmaz, I Yucel, HV Gupta, T Wagener, D Yang, H Savenije, C Neale, H Kunstmann & J Pomeroy (eds), Proceedings Symposium HS.2 of the Joint IAHS & IAH International Convention, Hyderabad India, 6-12 September 2009. 333, no. 333, IAHS publications, Hyderabad, pp. 52-58.

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Muthuwatta LP, Muthuwatta LP, Booij MJ, Rientjes THM, Rientjes THM, Bos MG et al. Calibration of a semi-distributed hydrological model using discharge and remote sensing data. In Yilmaz K, Yucel I, Gupta HV, Wagener T, Yang D, Savenije H, Neale C, Kunstmann H, Pomeroy J, editors, Proceedings Symposium HS.2 of the Joint IAHS & IAH International Convention, Hyderabad India, 6-12 September 2009. Hyderabad: IAHS publications. 2009. p. 52-58. (333; 333).