For the Tyrolean part of the river Inn, a hybrid model for flood forecast has been set up and is currently in its test phase. The system is a hybrid system which comprises of a hydraulic 1D model for the river Inn, and the hydrological models HQsim (Rainfall-runoff-discharge model) and the snow and ice melt model SES for modeling the rainfall runoff form non-glaciated and glaciated tributary catchment respectively. Within this paper the focus is put on the hydrological modeling of the totally 49 connected non-glaciated catchments realized with the software HQsim. In the course of model calibration, the identification of the most sensitive parameters is important aiming at an efficient calibration procedure. The indicators used for explaining the parameter sensitivities were chosen specifically for the purpose of flood forecasting. Finally five model parameters could be identified as being sensitive for model calibration when aiming for a well calibrated model for flood conditions. In addition two parameters were identified which are sensitive in situations where the snow line plays an important role.
Hydrological modeling in alpine catchments: sensing the critical parameters towards an efficient model calibration
S. Achleitner, M. Rinderer, R. Kirnbauer; Hydrological modeling in alpine catchments: sensing the critical parameters towards an efficient model calibration. Water Sci Technol 1 September 2009; 60 (6): 1507–1514. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2009.488
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