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Arnold, S., Attinger, S., Frank, K. and Hildebrandt, A. 2009. Uncertainty in parameterisation and model structure affect simulation results in coupled ecohydrological models. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 13: 1789–1807


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Uncertainty in parameterisation and model structure affect simulation results in coupled ecohydrological models.

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In this paper we develop and apply a conceptual ecohydrological model to investigate the effects of model structure and parameter uncertainty on the simulation of vegetationrnstructure and hydrological dynamics. The model is applied for a typical water limited riparian ecosystem along an ephemeral river: the middle section of the Kuiseb River in Namibia.We modelled this system by coupling an ecological model with a conceptual hydrological model. The hydrological model is storage based with stochastical forcing from the flood. The ecosystem is modelled with a Population model, and represents three dominating riparian plant populations.

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