HGS RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT – Simulating fully-integrated hydrological dynamics in complex Alpine headwaters: potential and challenges
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This HydroGeoSphere research highlight presents the first known attempt to automatically calibrate a catchment-scale integrated hydrologic model in a mountainous region. Alpine areas are inherently difficult to model, with large elevation gradients (steep, rugged terrain), complex geology and highly variable weather conditions, but nevertheless a satisfactory model calibration was achieved.
Figure 1: The study site with two adjacent headwater catchments in the western Swiss Alps (the Vallon de Nant and the Vallon de La Vare) and associated model mesh (23 layers, ~272,000 nodes).