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Available performance criteria

Performance criteria that can be chosen as objective function for calibration in info.txt. The criteria are calculated for the model domain, based on performances at individual subbasins where observations exists. Three kinds of combination of the individual subbasins are used:

  • average/median: criteria calculated in subbasins individually, and then combined (equal weight to each station, irrespective of time series length)
  • regional: criteria calculated on a combined long time series over all subbasins (thus weighted by data lengths)
  • spatial: time series att each subbasin is collapsed to a single long-term average, these averages are then combined to a “spatial series” over all subbasins, and the criteria calculated over those

Available performance criteria for domain-wide model evaluation are listed in the table below. Equation definitions for criteria calculation are described here.

Note: As described in info.txt, up to 20 performance criteria can be combined for model evaluation. However, for HYPE-internal computational reasons, criteria TAU, MRA, RRA, and SRA criteria must be defined as one of the first four criteria in info.txt (e.g. as crit 1 criterion MRA).

Criterion ID Description Equation ID
MR2 average of Nash-Sutcliffe efficiency for all subbasins with observations.AVNSE
MRE average of the relative bias for all subbasins (Note: fraction, not %).AVRB
MRA average value of subbasin values of efficiency (RA) similar to Nash-Sutcliffe with coefficient a instead of a square.AVRA
MCC Pearson correlation coefficient, average of all subbasins with observations.AVCC
MRS error in standard deviation, average of all subbasins with observations.AVRSB
MAR average of absolute relative bias for all subbasins (Note: fraction, not %).AVARB
MNW average of Nash-Sutcliffe efficiency adjusted for bias for all subbasins with observations.AVNSEW
RR2 regional Nash-Sutcliffe efficiency (all data combined in one long time series).REGNSE
RRE regional relative bias (all data combined in one long time series).REGRB
RRA regional efficiency similar to Nash-Sutcliffe with coefficient a instead of a square.REGRA
MD2 median of Nash-Sutcliffe efficiency for all subbasins with observations.MEDNSE
MDA median of all subbasins’ RA (efficiency similar to Nash-Sutcliffe with coefficient a instead of a square). MEDRA
MKG median of all subbasins’ Kling-Gupta efficiency.MEDKGE
MNR median of all subbasins’ normalised RMSE.MEDNE
SR2 spatial Nash-Sutcliffe efficiency calculated using annual means for all subbasins (requires at least 5 years and 5 subbasins with data) to calculate the Nash-Sutcliffe efficiency.SPATNSE
SRA Spatial efficiency similar to Nash-Sutcliffe with coefficient a instead of a square.SPATRA
TAU average of Kendall's rank correlation coefficient (Tau) value for all subbasins.AVTAU
start/hype_file_reference/info.txt/criteria.txt · Last modified: 2016/04/26 09:09 by cpers