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Adaptive correction of deterministic models to produce accurate probabilistic forecasts

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Author(s): P. J. Smith | K. Beven | A. Weerts | D. Leedal

Journal: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions
ISSN 1812-2108

Volume: 9;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 595;
Date: 2012;
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ABSTRACT
This paper considers the correction of deterministic forecasts given by a flood forecasting model. A stochastic correction based on the evolution of an adaptive, multiplicative, gain is presented. A number of models for the evolution of the gain are considered and the quality of the resulting probabilistic forecasts assessed. The techniques presented offer, in certain situations, an effective and computationally efficient method for providing probabilistic forecasts based on existing flood forecasting system output.
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