Dr. Wouter Knoben

Education

PhD, 2019: Hydrology, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom.

MSc, 2013: Water Engineering and Management, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands.

BSc, 2011: Civil Engineering and Management, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands.

Experience

2019-present: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Saskatchewan, Canmore, Alberta, CANADA.

Short Bio

Wouter is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Saskatchewan at Canmore, board member of the Young Hydrologic Society and ex board member of the AGU Hydrology Section Student Subcommittee. Wouter’s research focuses in three main areas: (i) using knowledge from experimental basins to improve continental domain models; (ii) model structure uncertainty, realism and benchmarking; and (iii) hydrologic similarity. Wouter has published his work in leading international journals, including Water Resources Research, Geoscientific Model Development and International Journal of Climatology.

Publications

Brunner Manuela I., Melsen Lieke A., Wood Andrew W., Rakovec Oldrich, Mizukami Naoki, Knoben Wouter J. M., Clark Martyn P., 2021: Flood spatial coherence triggers and performance in hydrological simulations: large-sample evaluation of four streamflow-calibrated models. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/hess-25-105-2021

Clark Martyn P., Vogel Richard M., Lamontagne Jonathan R., Mizukami Naoki, Knoben Wouter J. M., Tang Guoqiang, Gharari Shervan, Freer Jim E., Whitfield Paul H., Shook Kevin R., Papalexiou Simon Michael, 2021: The Abuse of Popular Performance Metrics in Hydrologic Modeling. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1029/2020WR029001

Clark Martyn P., Zolfaghari Reza, Green Kevin R., Trim Sean, Knoben Wouter J. M., Bennett Andrew, Nijssen Bart, Ireson Andrew, Spiteri Raymond J., 2021: The numerical implementation of land models: Problem formulation and laugh tests. Journal of Hydrometeorology, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-20-0175.1

Fowler Keirnan J.A., Coxon Gemma, Freer Jim E., Knoben Wouter J.M., Peel Murray C., Wagener Thorsten, Western Andrew W., Woods Ross A., Zhang Lu, 2021: Towards more realistic runoff projections by removing limits on simulated soil moisture deficit. Journal of Hydrology, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126505

Jansen Koen F., Teuling Adriaan J., Craig James R., Dal Molin Marco, Knoben Wouter J. M., Parajka Juraj, Vis Marc, Melsen Lieke A., 2021: Mimicry of a Conceptual Hydrological Model (HBV): What’s in a Name?. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1029/2020WR029143

Knoben Wouter J. M., Spieler Diana, 2021: Teaching hydrological modelling: Illustrating model structureuncertainty with a ready-to-use teaching module. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.5194/hess-2021-30

Fowler Keirnan, Knoben Wouter, Peel Murray, Peterson Tim, Ryu Dongryeol, Saft Margarita, Seo Ki‐Weon, Western Andrew, 2020: Many commonly used rainfall‐runoff models lack long slow dynamics: implications for runoff projections. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1029/2019WR025286

Gharari Shervan, Clark Martyn P., Mizukami Naoki, Knoben Wouter J. M., Wong Jefferson S., Pietroniro Alain, 2020: Flexible vector-based spatial configurations in land models. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/hess-24-5953-2020

Knoben W. J. M., Freer J. E., Peel M. C., Fowler K. J. A., Woods R. A., 2020: A Brief Analysis of Conceptual Model Structure Uncertainty Using 36 Models and 559 Catchments. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1029/2019WR025975

Blöschl Günter and 203 others, 2019: Twenty-three unsolved problems in hydrology (UPH)–a community perspective. Hydrological Sciences Journal, doi: 10.1080/02626667.2019.1620507

Coxon Gemma, Freer Jim, Lane Rosanna, Dunne Toby, Knoben Wouter J. M., Howden Nicholas J K, Quinn Niall, Wagener Thorsten, Woods Ross, 2019: DECIPHeR v1: Dynamic fluxEs and ConnectIvity for Predictions of HydRology. Geoscientific Model Development, doi: 10.5194/gmd-12-2285-2019

Knoben Wouter J. M., Woods Ross A., Freer Jim E., 2019: Global bimodal precipitation seasonality: A systematic overview. International Journal of Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.5786

Knoben Wouter J. M., Freer Jim E., Fowler Keirnan J. A., Peel Murray C., Woods Ross A., 2019: Modular Assessment of Rainfall-Runoff Models Toolbox (MARRMoT) v1.2: an open- source extendable framework providing implementations of 46 conceptual hydrologic models as continuous state-space formulations. Geoscientific Model Development, doi: 10.5194/gmd-2018-332

Knoben Wouter J. M., Freer Jim E., Woods Ross A., 2019: Technical note: Inherent benchmark or not? Comparing Nash–Sutcliffe and Kling–Gupta efficiency scores. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/hess-23-4323-2019

Popp Andrea L., Lutz Stefanie R., Khatami Sina, van Emmerik Tim H.M., Knoben Wouter J.M., 2019: A Global Survey on the Perceptions and Impacts of Gender Inequality in the Earth and Space Sciences. Earth and Space Science, doi: 10.1029/2019EA000706

Knoben W. J. M., Woods R. A., Freer J. E., 2018: A Quantitative Hydrological Climate Classification Evaluated with Independent Streamflow Data. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1029/2018WR022913

Datasets

Knoben W. J. M., Woods R. A., Freer J. E., 2018: Climate data from paper “A Quantitative Hydrological Climate Classification Evaluated with Independent Streamflow Data”. doi: 10.5523/bris.16ctquxqxk46h2v61gz7drcdz3

Knoben W. J. M., Woods R. A., Freer J. E., 2018: Data from paper “Global bimodal precipitation seasonality: A systematic overview”. doi: 10.5523/bris.2ynd0zj7oqd1t24t6vhhh83exn

Code

Knoben W. J. M., 2019: Code - Modular Assessment of Rainfall-Runoff Models Toolbox (MARRMoT) v1.2. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3235664

Dr. Wouter Knoben

Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Hydrology, Coldwater Laboratory

About

We seek to improve understanding and predictions of hydrological processes at scales from hillslopes to continents

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Coldwater Laboratory
1151 Sidney Street, unit 116
Canmore, Alberta, T1W 3G1, CANADA

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