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Hydrologic and Water Quality Terminology as Applied to Modeling

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  Transactions of the ASABE. 58(6): 1619-1635. (doi: 10.13031/trans.58.10713) @2015
Authors:   Rebecca W. Zeckoski, Michael D. Smolen, Daniel N. Moriasi, Jane R. Frankenberger, Gary W. Feyereisen
Keywords:   Calibration, Dictionary, Hydrology, Models, Terminology, Validation.

Abstract. A survey of the literature and in particular an examination of the terminology use in a previous special collection of modeling calibration and validation articles were conducted to arrive at a list of consistent terminology recommended for writing about hydrologic and water quality model calibration and validation. The terminology list includes rudimentary terms necessary for proper understanding of modeling literature for the novice modeler. This article also provides discussions regarding confusing or conflicting terminology found in the literature, alternative terms to those recommended herein, and alternative definitions for those terms that may be used by some authors.

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