Australian Water Information Dictionary

skill score

A statistical score used to objectively assess the performance (skill) of a model. A score can be presented absolutely or formulated as a skill score.

Skill Score =(Smod - Sref) / (Sperf - Sref)


Smod = Score for the model forecast

Sref = Score for a reference forecast, usually climatology

Sperf = Score for a perfect forecast, usually 0 or 1

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