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dc.contributor.authorZheng, Feifei
dc.contributor.authorMaier, Holger R.
dc.contributor.authorWu, Wenyan
dc.contributor.authorDandy, Graeme C.
dc.contributor.authorGupta, Hoshin V.
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Tuqiao
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-14T19:16:12Z
dc.date.available2018-05-14T19:16:12Z
dc.date.issued2018-01-30
dc.identifier.citationZheng, F., Maier, H. R., Wu, W., Dandy, G. C., Gupta, H. V., & Zhang, T. (2018). On lack of robustness in hydrological model development due to absence of guidelines for selecting calibration and evaluation data: Demonstration for data‐driven models. Water Resources Research, 54, 1013–1030. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017WR021470en_US
dc.identifier.issn0043-1397
dc.identifier.issn1944-7973
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/2017WR021470
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/627608
dc.description.abstractHydrological models are used for a wide variety of engineering purposes, including streamflow forecasting and flood-risk estimation. To develop such models, it is common to allocate the available data to calibration and evaluation data subsets. Surprisingly, the issue of how this allocation can affect model evaluation performance has been largely ignored in the research literature. This paper discusses the evaluation performance bias that can arise from how available data are allocated to calibration and evaluation subsets. As a first step to assessing this issue in a statistically rigorous fashion, we present a comprehensive investigation of the influence of data allocation on the development of data-driven artificial neural network (ANN) models of streamflow. Four well-known formal data splitting methods are applied to 754 catchments from Australia and the U.S. to develop 902,483 ANN models. Results clearly show that the choice of the method used for data allocation has a significant impact on model performance, particularly for runoff data that are more highly skewed, highlighting the importance of considering the impact of data splitting when developing hydrological models. The statistical behavior of the data splitting methods investigated is discussed and guidance is offered on the selection of the most appropriate data splitting methods to achieve representative evaluation performance for streamflow data with different statistical properties. Although our results are obtained for data-driven models, they highlight the fact that this issue is likely to have a significant impact on all types of hydrological models, especially conceptual rainfall-runoff models.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Natural Science Foundation of China [51708491]; Australian Research Council through the Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science [CE110001028]en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAMER GEOPHYSICAL UNIONen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/2017WR021470en_US
dc.rights© 2018. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.en_US
dc.titleOn Lack of Robustness in Hydrological Model Development Due to Absence of Guidelines for Selecting Calibration and Evaluation Data: Demonstration for Data-Driven Modelsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Dept Hydrol & Atmospher Scien_US
dc.identifier.journalWATER RESOURCES RESEARCHen_US
dc.description.note6 month embargo; published online: 30 January 2018en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
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