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Model calibration consists of changing values of model input parameters in an attempt to match field conditions within some acceptable criteria.


The process of refining the model representation of the hydrogeological framework, hydraulic properties, and boundary conditions to achieve a desired degree of correspondence between the model simulations and observations of the groundwater flow system, which includes both measured hydraulic head and flux.

Why is model calibration important?

Model calibration is necessary to ensure the model can be used to accurately run predictive scenarios.