Accession Number:

ADA556367

Title:

A Practical Guide to Calibration of a GSSHA Hydrologic Model Using ERDC Automated Model Calibration Software - Effective and Efficient Stochastic Global Optimization

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICS LAB

Report Date:

2012-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

The objective of this article is to demonstrate, by way of examples, how to use our implementation of the MLSL method for model independent parameter estimation to calibrate a GSSHA hydrologic model. The purpose is not to present or focus on the theory which underlies the parameter estimation method, but rather to carefully describe how to use the ERDC software implementation of MLSL that accommodates the PEST model independent interface to calibrate a GSSHA hydrologic model. Given the computational expense associated with global optimization, we will initially consider variations of our MLSL implementation on a computationally efficient test problem in attempts to provide the interested reader with an intuitive sense of how the method works.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE