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The main purpose of this report is to present an up-to-date summary and comparison of existing hydrologic models that are potentially suitable for achieving the goals set in the Canadian Foundation for Climatic and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS) funded project “Assessment of Water Resources Risk and Vulnerability to Changing Climatic Conditions” (“project” hereafter). The report is intended to provide the information necessary for choosing the “right” model; a model which would be the most appropriate hydrologic modeling tool for the project in terms of various criteria. A two-level selection approach is used to objectively determine the most suitable model. At the first level a large number of existing hydrologic models are reviewed according to four fundamental selection criteria, and a subset of 18 models is identified. The selected 18 models are then ranked according to several evaluation criteria reflecting different aspects of specific project’s requirements. At the second level, total ranks attributed to the 18 selected models serve as an objective measure for determining the most appropriate model(s).
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Cunderlik, Juraj, "Hydrologic Model Selection for the CFCAS Project: Assessment of Water Resources Risk and Vulnerability to Changing Climatic Conditions" (2003). Water Resources Research Report. 9.