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Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 4943–4958, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-4943-2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 4943–4958, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-4943-2020

Model description paper 16 Oct 2020

Model description paper | 16 Oct 2020

The Ensemble Framework For Flash Flood Forecasting (EF5) v1.2: description and case study

Zachary L. Flamig et al.

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The Ensemble Framework For Flash Flood Forecasting (EF5) is used in the US National Weather Service for operational monitoring and short-term forecasting of flash floods. This article describes the hydrologic models supported by the framework and evaluates their accuracy by comparing simulations of streamflow from 2001 to 2011 at 4 366 observation sites with catchments less than 1000 km2. Overall, the uncalibrated models reasonably simulate flash flooding events.