Submitted to: American Geophysical Union
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/17/2001
Publication Date: 12/10/2007
Citation: Flerchinger, G.N. 2007. Model validation using experimental watershed data. Abstract H41A-276 In: EOS Transactions Vol. 82(47) Supplement. American Geophysical Union, Washington D.C. (Abstract)
Technical Abstract: Experimental watersheds are an invaluable resource for model development and validation. These watersheds allow us to develop and evaluate hydrological models and test them in a variety of climates and ecosystems. Validation efforts of the Simultaneous Heat and Water (SHAW)model are presented for a wide variety experimental locations. Measured data and modeled results from such differing experimental sites as Alaska, Idaho, Washington, Tucson, and Minnesota are presented for hydrological processes including snowmelt, soil freezing, and evapotranspiration.