J2000/JAMS model evaluation for Brazilian watersheds hydrological simulation

Abstract:

The water resources management in Brazil is affected by the lack of hydrological information, which can be filled by hydrological models that simulate the behavior of watersheds. However, it was noticed that many models do not generate good results when performed outside of the study area where they were created. Therefore, due to its adaptability, the J2000 model linked into the Jena Adaptable Modelling System (JAMS) framework was evaluated for simulating two basins at the outcrop zone of the Guarani Aquifer System, the Ribeirão da Onça watershed (BRO) and the Córrego Cavalheiro watershed (BCC), located at Brotas and Analândia cities, respectively, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The JAMS framework was presented as a flexible and easy to use system, admitting all the necessary adaptations for compliance with the climatological and hydrological characteristics of the study areas. The J2000 model proved to be effective in predicting the hydrological response of watersheds, with a Nash-Sutcliffe coefficient of 0.76 and 0.81, for periods of calibration and validation of the BRO; and 0.76 and 0.56, for periods of calibration and validation of the BCC, respectively. The absolute error, calculated with the root of mean square error value, was considered low by the present values of 0.14 and 0.18 m³.s- 1, for periods of calibration and validation of the BRO; and 0.02 and 0.03 m³.s- 1, for periods of calibration and validation of the BCC, respectively. Therefore, the J2000/JAMS showed up as a potential candidate for hydrological modeling of watersheds in São Paulo, and may be used for studies on the relationship between the location of land use in the watershed and the generation flow.

Reference:
MACHADO, Aline Ribeiro; MELLO JUNIOR, Arisvaldo Vieira; WENDLAND, Edson Cezar. Avaliação do modelo J2000/JAMS para modelagem hidrológica em bacias hidrográficas brasileiras. Engenharia Sanitária e Ambiental, n.1, jan., 2017.

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