14th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, SYSID 2006

SYSID-2006 Paper Abstract


Paper FrB3.3

Young, Peter (Lancaster Univ.), Garnier, Hugues (Univ. Henri Poincaré, Nancy 1)

Identification and Estimation of Continuous-Time Rainfall-Flow Models

Scheduled for presentation during the Invited Session "Application Results of Continuous-Time Model Identification" (FrB3), Friday, March 31, 2006, 16:10−16:30, Hunter Room

14th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, March 29 - 31, 2006, Newcastle, Australia

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Keywords Continuous Time System Estimation, Other


The identification and estimation of rainfall-flow models is one of the most challenging problems in hydrology. This paper presents the results of direct continuous-time identification and estimation of a rainfall-flow model for the Canning, an ephemeral river in Western Australia, based on daily sampled data. It compares simplified and full implementations of the quasi-optimal instrumental variable algorithm used in the application and discusses the advantages of this direct method when compared with the alternative indirect approach to the problem based on discrete-time model estimation.