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de Boer, T. (author), Bouaziz, L.J.E. (author), De Niel, J. (author), Brauer, C. (author), Dewals, B. (author), Drogue, G. (author), Fenicia, F. (author), Grelier, B. (author), Nossent, J. (author), Pereira, F. (author), Savenije, Hubert (author), Thirel, G. (author), Willems, P (author)
International collaboration between research institutes and universities is a promising way to reach consensus on hydrological model development. Although model comparison studies are very valuable for international cooperation, they do often not lead to very clear new insights regarding the relevance of the modelled processes. We hypothesise...
journal article 2017
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Savenije, Hubert (author), Hrachowitz, M. (author)
Catchment-scale hydrological models frequently miss essential characteristics of what determines the functioning of catchments. The most important active agent in catchments is the ecosystem. It manipulates and partitions moisture in a way that supports the essential functions of survival and productivity: infiltration of water, retention of...
journal article 2017
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Wang-Erlandsson, L. (author), Bastiaanssen, W.G.M. (author), Gao, H. (author), Jägermeyr, Jonas (author), Senay, Gabriel B. (author), Van Dijk, Albert I J M (author), Guerschman, Juan P. (author), Keys, Patrick W. (author), Gordon, Line J. (author), Savenije, Hubert (author)
This study presents an "Earth observation-based" method for estimating root zone storage capacity-a critical, yet uncertain parameter in hydrological and land surface modelling. By assuming that vegetation optimises its root zone storage capacity to bridge critical dry periods, we were able to use state-of-the-art satellite-based evaporation...
journal article 2016
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Abdullah, A.D.A. (author), Gisen, J.I.A. (author), van der Zaag, P. (author), Savenije, Hubert (author), Karim, UFA (author), Masih, I (author), Popescu, I (author)
Longitudinal and vertical salinity measurements are used in this study to predict the extent of inland seawater intrusion in a deltaic river estuary. A predictive model is constructed to apply to the specific tidal, seasonal, and discharge variability and geometric characteristics of the Shatt al-Arab River (SAR) situated along the border of...
journal article 2016
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Nijzink, R.C. (author), Samaniego, L (author), Mai, J (author), Kumar, R (author), Thober, S (author), Zink, M (author), Schafer, D (author), Savenije, Hubert (author), Hrachowitz, M. (author)
journal article 2016
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Gisen, J.I.A. (author), Savenije, H.H.G. (author), Nijzink, R.C. (author)
For one-dimensional salt intrusion models to be predictive, we need predictive equations to link model parameters to observable hydraulic and geometric variables. The one-dimensional model of Savenije (1993b) made use of predictive equations for the Van der Burgh coefficient $K$ and the dispersion at the seaward boundary D0. Here we have...
journal article 2015
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Diederen, D. (author), Savenije, H.H.G. (author), Toffolon, M. (author)
We present a new equation describing the hydrodynamics in infinitely long tidal channels (i.e., no reflection) under the influence of oceanic forcing. The proposed equation is a simple relationship between partial derivatives of water level and velocity. It is formally derived for a progressive wave in a frictionless, prismatic, tidal channel...
journal article 2015
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Pande, S. (author), Arkesteijn, L. (author), Savenije, H.H.G. (author), Bastidas, L.A. (author)
This paper shows that instability of hydrological system representation in response to different pieces of information and associated prediction uncertainty is a function of model complexity. After demonstrating the connection between unstable model representation and model complexity, complexity is analyzed in a step by step manner. This is...
journal article 2015
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Gharari, S. (author), Shafiei, M. (author), Hrachowitz, M. (author), Kumar, R. (author), Fenicia, F. (author), Gupta, H.V. (author), Savenije, H.H.G. (author)
Many environmental systems models, such as conceptual rainfall-runoff models, rely on model calibration for parameter identification. For this, an observed output time series (such as runoff) is needed, but frequently not available (e.g., when making predictions in ungauged basins). In this study, we provide an alternative approach for parameter...
journal article 2014
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Gharari, S. (author), Hrachowitz, M. (author), Fenicia, F. (author), Gao, H. (author), Savenije, H.H.G. (author)
Conceptual environmental system models, such as rainfall runoff models, generally rely on calibration for parameter identification. Increasing complexity of this type of models for better representation of hydrological process heterogeneity, typically makes parameter identification more difficult. Although various, potentially valuable,...
journal article 2014
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Cai, H. (author), Savenije, H.H.G. (author), Jiang, C. (author)
As the tidal wave propagates into an estuary, the tidally averaged water level tends to rise in landward direction due to the density difference between saline and fresh water and the asymmetry of the friction. The effect of friction on the residual slope is even more remarkable when accounting for fresh water discharge. In this study, we...
journal article 2014
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Valk, M. (author), Savenije, H.H.G. (author), Tiberius, C.C.J.M. (author), Luxemburg, W.M.J. (author)
In this paper we present a novel method to determine the time of occurrence of tidal slack with a GPS receiver mounted on an anchored buoy commonly used to delineate shipping lanes in estuaries and tidal channels. Slack tide occurs when the tide changes direction from ebb to flood flow or from flood to ebb. The determination of this point in...
journal article 2014
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Gao, H. (author), Hrachowitz, M. (author), Fenicia, F.F. (author), Gharari, S. (author), Savenije, H.H.G. (author)
Although elevation data are globally available and used in many existing hydrological models, their information content is still underexploited. Topography is closely related to geology, soil, climate and land cover. As a result, it may reflect the dominant hydrological processes in a catchment. In this study, we evaluated this hypothesis...
journal article 2014
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Pande, S. (author), Arkesteijn, L. (author), Savenije, H.H.G. (author), Bastidas, L.A. (author)
This paper presents evidence that model prediction uncertainty does not necessarily rise with parameter dimensionality (the number of parameters). Here by prediction we mean future simulation of a variable of interest conditioned on certain future values of input variables. We utilize a relationship between prediction uncertainty, sample size...
journal article 2014
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Savenije, H.H.G. (author), Hoekstra, A.Y. (author), Van der Zaag, P. (author)
This paper reviews the changing relation between human beings and water since the Industrial Revolution, a period that has been called the Anthropocene because of the unprecedented scale at which humans have altered the planet during this time. We show how the rapidly changing world urges us to continuously improve our understanding of the...
journal article 2014
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Cai, H. (author), Savenije, H.H.G. (author), Toffolon, M. (author)
The effect of river discharge on tidal damping in estuaries is explored within one consistent theoretical framework where analytical solutions are obtained by solving four implicit equations, i.e. the phase lag, the scaling, the damping and the celerity equation. In this approach the damping equation is obtained by subtracting the envelope...
journal article 2014
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Zhang, E.F. (author), Savenije, H.H.G. (author), Chen, S.L. (author), Mao, X.H. (author)
An analytical model for tidal dynamics has been applied to the Yangtze Estuary for the first time, to describe the tidal propagation in this large and typically branched estuary with three-order branches and four outlets to the sea. This study shows that the analytical model developed for a single-channel estuary can also accurately describe the...
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