In Baden-Württemberg, numerous hydrological models are developed and operated for research and practice in order to deal with various issues. For parameterization and as model input, thematic data sets are used which are very different in terms of their collection, preparation and use. These different data bases reduce the comparability of model results, even if the respective process implementations in the models are similar or the same.
The workshop aimed at working on the data landscape of the essential elements of hydrological models. Based on the status quo in hydrological modeling, presented in brief keynote speeches in current modeling projects in Baden-Württemberg, smaller working groups worked on thematic 'expert tables' for typical input data to define which data, with appropriate resolution and quality, can be used as a benchmark for hydrological modeling. Furthermore, the strengths and weaknesses of the various data sets were discussed (e.g., prioritization of data deficits).
The workshop was organized by the KIT Coordination Office of the Water Research Network Baden-Württemberg with scientific support from Dr. Michael Stölzle, Prof. Markus Weiler and Prof. Kerstin Stahl (Chair of Hydrology and Chair of Environmental Hydrological Systems, University of Freiburg). If you have any questions, please refer to Dr. Ulrike Scherer (Coordination Office of the Water Research Network Baden-Württemberg).
Coordination Office Water Research Network Baden-Württemberg
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
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