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Conference Papers Year : 2024

Towards a better understanding of the hybrid modelling methodology for streamflow prediction

Abstract

The use of machine learning (ML) methods in rainfall-runoff modelling has apparently led to better prediction, but there are some concerns about the interpretability of these models. The emergence of hybrid modelling, which couples the data driven approach with the classical physics-based conceptual approach, has shown promise in enhancing both interpretability and accuracy. ML models and conceptual models each come with their own modelling practices and habits. To develop a hybrid approach, it is necessary to consider them. While some of the steps in these modelling chains are similar (for instance the selection of the right metric during the calibration or learning step), others are more specifics, such as the optimization of the hyper-parameters of ML models. Furthermore, the hybrid approach comes with specific methodological challenges that emerge when coupling the two different types of models. For instance, depending on the choice made by the modeller, the parameters of the conceptual model are either trained with the ML model parameters or calibrated separately by a non-ML method. There is a need to better understand the variety of hybrid approaches and to estimate the impact of their methodological choices. This work is based on a literature review and on large-sample modelling experiments with hybridizations of two classical models running at different time steps: the monthly GR2M model and the daily GR4J model.

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Hydrology
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hal-04572634 , version 1 (11-05-2024)

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Antoine Degenne, François Bourgin, Charles Perrin, Vazken Andréassian. Towards a better understanding of the hybrid modelling methodology for streamflow prediction. EGU General Assembly 2024, Apr 2024, Vienna, Austria. ⟨10.5194/egusphere-egu24-10546⟩. ⟨hal-04572634⟩
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