Research and analysis

Protocols for minimum standards in river modelling

Project to create generic ‘protocols’ initiating minimum standards in development of river models for real time forecasting.

Documents

Protocols For Minimum Standards In Modelling

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Protocols For Minimum Standards In Modelling

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Protocols For Minimum Standards In Modelling - Proforma W97

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Details

Consultation carried out in the course of this project revealed concerns relating to the risk of creating additional ‘red tape’ for experienced modellers and some differences of opinion regarding the level of detail of the Protocols. It was therefore important to propose Protocols that would ensure compliance with a minimum technical standard whilst avoiding any sense of imposing restrictions on the solutions adopted. The Protocols have also been structured to fit in with a proposed modelling strategy for flood forecasting consisting of five main stages; inception, conceptualisation and configuration, review, calibration and validation and testing. Guidance on these topics given in the outline specification has been incorporated into the Protocols where relevant.

Published 1 April 2005