Articles | Volume 11, issue 5
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 1873–1886, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-1873-2018
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 1873–1886, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-1873-2018

Methods for assessment of models 15 May 2018

Methods for assessment of models | 15 May 2018

The SPAtial EFficiency metric (SPAEF): multiple-component evaluation of spatial patterns for optimization of hydrological models

Julian Koch et al.

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Our work addresses a key challenge in earth system modelling: how to optimally exploit the information contained in satellite remote sensing observations in the calibration of such models. For this we thoroughly test a number of measures that quantify the fit between an observed and a simulated spatial pattern. We acknowledge the difficulties associated with such a comparison and suggest using measures that regard multiple aspects of spatial information, i.e. magnitude and variability.