This report has two parts. The first contains the review component of the “Review and Recommendation of Hydrologic Forecast Verification Strategies and Methods” project. The objective is to review available and emerging verification techniques, metrics, frameworks, software tools, and systems (both pre-operational and operational) in order to establish guidance and best practices for hydrologic forecast verification. Included is a review of verification theory, verification metrics, and software tools for conducting verification.
The second part of this report contains the roadmap for conducting verification studies. By following this roadmap, the user identifies the goals of their verification study, the type of data necessary, the data to be collected, data pairing and sub-setting, selection and calculation of metrics, and the display and interpretation of verification statistics.
Forecast verification, Literature review, Verification theory, Metrics, Verification software