Application of a modified conceptual rainfall–runoff model to simulation of groundwater level in an undefined watershed

Published on Jan 1, 2016in Science of The Total Environment 4.61
· DOI :10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.09.026
Nian Hong3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Kumamoto University),
Takehide Hama6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Kumamoto University)
+ 4 AuthorsYasunori Kawagoshi12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Kumamoto University)
Abstract
Abstract Groundwater level simulation models can help ensure the proper management and use of urban and rural water supply. In this paper, we propose a groundwater level tank model (GLTM) based on a conceptual rainfall–runoff model (tank model) to simulate fluctuations in groundwater level. The variables used in the simulations consist of daily rainfall and daily groundwater level, which were recorded between April 2011 and March 2015 at two representative observation wells in Kumamoto City, Japan. We determined the best-fit model parameters by root-mean-square error through use of the Shuffled Complex Evolution-University of Arizona algorithm on a simulated data set. Calibration and validation results were evaluated by their coefficients of determination, Nash–Sutcliffe efficiency coefficients, and root-mean-square error values. The GLTM provided accurate results in both the calibration and validation of fluctuations in groundwater level. The split sample test results indicate a good reliability. These results indicate that this model can provide a simple approach to the accurate simulation of groundwater levels.
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Nian Hong3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Kumamoto University),
Takehide Hama6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Kumamoto University)
+ 4 AuthorsYasunori Kawagoshi12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Kumamoto University)
ABSTRACT Groundwater level is a major parameter in quantifying groundwater resource. Application of simple tools to simulate and predict groundwater levels is an important issue in groundwater hydrology. Tank model is a simple and useful conceptual hydrological model which is capable to simulate different system states without considering complex hydrological structure. The Shuffled Complex Evolution-University of Arizona (SCE-UA) algorithm is an efficient automatic calibration algorithm in sear...
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(Sri Krishnadevaraya University)
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Estimated H-index: 23
(Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur)
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(Indian Institute of Technology Madras)
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Estimated H-index: 68
(University of Arizona),
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Estimated H-index: 44
(University of Arizona),
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Estimated H-index: 9
(University of Arizona)
Conceptual rainfall-runoff models are difficult to calibrate by means of automatic methods; one major reason for this is the inability of conventional procedures to locate the globally optimal set of parameters. This paper investigates the consistency with which two global optimization methods, the shuffled complex evolution (SCE-UA) method (developed by the authors) and the multistart simplex (MSX) method, are able to find the optimal parameter set during calibration of the Sacramento soil mois...
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(Asian Institute of Technology),
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(Asian Institute of Technology)
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Estimated H-index: 68
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