[Note: this is an internal working document of a USGS-SFSU collaboration. Data, analysis and results herin should not be considered as final or accurate. Final results will be presented in print.]
Effect of Various Errors
on
Smoothed Daily Discharge
( references |Delta Discharge |Rating Curves |Gaussian rating curve )

The rating curve represents a mathematical abstraction of a set of calibration data. The resulting calculated discharge can vary depending on the way the data are represented. Here we collect a few tests to show how sensitive the discharge is to various assumptions or errors.

Type of Bias
Slope of Rating Curve