Université de Fribourg

The value of multiple data set calibration versus model complexity for improving the performance of hydrological models in mountain catchments

Finger, David ; Vis, Marc ; Huss, Matthias ; Seibert, Jan

In: Water Resources Research, 2015, vol. 51, no. 4, p. 1939–1958

The assessment of snow, glacier, and rainfall runoff contribution to discharge in mountain streams is of major importance for an adequate water resource management. Such contributions can be estimated via hydrological models, provided that the modeling adequately accounts for snow and glacier melt, as well as rainfall runoff. We present a multiple data set calibration approach to estimate runoff...

Université de Fribourg

Robust changes and sources of uncertainty in the projected hydrological regimes of Swiss catchments

Addor, Nans ; Rössler, Ole ; Köplin, Nina ; Huss, Matthias ; Weingartner, Rolf ; Seibert, Jan

In: Water Resources Research, 2014, p. -

Projections of discharge are key for future water resources management. These projections are subject to uncertainties, which are difficult to handle in the decision process on adaptation strategies. Uncertainties arise from different sources such as the emission scenarios, the climate models and their post-processing, the hydrological models and natural variability. Here we present a detailed...