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Daily streamflow performance benchmark defined by the standard statistical suite (v1.0) for the National Water Model Retrospective (v2.1) at benchmark streamflow locations

July 8, 2022

This data release contains the standard statistical suite (version 1.0) daily streamflow performance benchmark results for the National Water Model Retrospective (v2.1) at streamflow benchmark locations (version 1.0) as defined by Foks and others (2022). Modeled hourly timesteps were converted to mean daily timesteps. Model error was determined by evaluating predicted daily mean streamflow versus observed daily mean streamflow using various statistics; the Nash-Sutcliffe efficiency (NSE) index, the Kling-Gupta efficiency (KGE) index, the logNSE, the Pearson correlation coefficient, the Spearman correlation coefficient, the ratio of the standard deviation, the percent bias, the percent bias in flow duration curve midsegment slope, the percent bias in the flow duration curve high-segment volume, and the percent bias in flow duration curve low-segment volume.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2022
Title Daily streamflow performance benchmark defined by the standard statistical suite (v1.0) for the National Water Model Retrospective (v2.1) at benchmark streamflow locations
DOI 10.5066/P9QT1KV7
Authors Towler Erin, Foks Sydney S, Dickinson Jesse E, Dugger Aubrey L, Essaid Hedeff I, Gochis David J, Hodson Timothy O, Viger Roland , Zhang Yongxin
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Integrated Modeling & Prediction Division