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Title: The Model Parameter Estimation Experiment (MOPEX): Its structure, connection to other international initiatives and future directions

Abstract

The Model Parameter Estimation Experiment (MOPEX) is an international project aimed at developing enhanced techniques for the a priori estimation of parameters in hydrologic models and in land surface parameterization schemes connected to atmospheric models. The MOPEX science strategy involves: database creation, a priori parameter estimation methodology development, parameter refinement or calibration, and the demonstration of parameter transferability. A comprehensive MOPEX database has been developed that contains historical hydrometeorological data and land surface characteristics data for many hydrologic basins in the United States (US) and in other countries. This database is being continuously expanded to include basins from various hydroclimatic regimes throughout the world. MOPEX research has largely been driven by a series of international workshops that have brought interested hydrologists and land surface modelers together to exchange knowledge and experience in developing and applying parameter estimation techniques. With its focus on parameter estimation, MOPEX plays an important role in the international context of other initiatives such as GEWEX, PUB and PILPS. This paper outlines the MOPEX initiative, discusses its role in the scientific community and briefly states future directions.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
898007
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JRNL-221229
TRN: US200706%%190
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: IAHS Publication Series, vol. 307, n/a, November 1, 2006, pp. 339-346
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 58 GEOSCIENCES; CALIBRATION; CLIMATE MODELS; GEOLOGIC MODELS; HYDROLOGY; INFORMATION SYSTEMS; LAND RESOURCES; METEOROLOGY; PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS

Citation Formats

Wagener, T, Hogue, T, Schaake, J, Duan, Q, Gupta, H, Andreassian, V, Hall, A, and Leavesley, G. The Model Parameter Estimation Experiment (MOPEX): Its structure, connection to other international initiatives and future directions. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Wagener, T, Hogue, T, Schaake, J, Duan, Q, Gupta, H, Andreassian, V, Hall, A, & Leavesley, G. The Model Parameter Estimation Experiment (MOPEX): Its structure, connection to other international initiatives and future directions. United States.
Wagener, T, Hogue, T, Schaake, J, Duan, Q, Gupta, H, Andreassian, V, Hall, A, and Leavesley, G. Mon . "The Model Parameter Estimation Experiment (MOPEX): Its structure, connection to other international initiatives and future directions". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/898007.
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title = {The Model Parameter Estimation Experiment (MOPEX): Its structure, connection to other international initiatives and future directions},
author = {Wagener, T and Hogue, T and Schaake, J and Duan, Q and Gupta, H and Andreassian, V and Hall, A and Leavesley, G},
abstractNote = {The Model Parameter Estimation Experiment (MOPEX) is an international project aimed at developing enhanced techniques for the a priori estimation of parameters in hydrologic models and in land surface parameterization schemes connected to atmospheric models. The MOPEX science strategy involves: database creation, a priori parameter estimation methodology development, parameter refinement or calibration, and the demonstration of parameter transferability. A comprehensive MOPEX database has been developed that contains historical hydrometeorological data and land surface characteristics data for many hydrologic basins in the United States (US) and in other countries. This database is being continuously expanded to include basins from various hydroclimatic regimes throughout the world. MOPEX research has largely been driven by a series of international workshops that have brought interested hydrologists and land surface modelers together to exchange knowledge and experience in developing and applying parameter estimation techniques. With its focus on parameter estimation, MOPEX plays an important role in the international context of other initiatives such as GEWEX, PUB and PILPS. This paper outlines the MOPEX initiative, discusses its role in the scientific community and briefly states future directions.},
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