Identification of appropriate low flow forecast model for the Meuse River.

M.C. Demirel, Martijn J. Booij

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This study investigates the selection of an appropriate low flow forecast model for the Meuse River based on the comparison of output uncertainties of different models. For this purpose, three data driven models have been developed for the Meuse River: a multivariate ARMAX model, a linear regression model and an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) model. The uncertainty in these three models is assumed to be represented by the difference between observed and simulated discharge. The results show that the ANN low flow forecast model with one or two input variables(s) performed slightly better than the other statistical models when forecasting low flows for a lead time of seven days. The approach for the selection of an appropriate low flow forecast model adopted in this study can be used for other lead times and river basins as well.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Joint IAHS & IAH International Convention, Hyderabad, 6-12 September 2009
EditorsIan Cluckie, Yangbo Chen, Vladan Babovic, Lenny Konikow, Arthur Mynett, Siegfried Demuth, Dragan A. Savic
Place of PublicationHyderabad
PublisherIAHS publications
Number of pages528
ISBN (Print)9781907161025
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2009
EventSymposium JS.4 at the - Hyderabad, India
Duration: 1 Sep 20091 Sep 2009

Publication series

PublisherIAHS Press
ISSN (Print)0144-7815


ConferenceSymposium JS.4 at the
OtherSeptember 2009


  • linear regression model
  • METIS-259105
  • Uncertainty
  • Meuse River
  • Low flows
  • ANN
  • Appropriate model
  • IR-78691

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