122 Rainfall-Runoff Modeling: Introduction
Part 11. Rainfall-Runoff Modeling
Published Online: 15 APR 2006
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences
How to Cite
Beven, K. J. 2006. Rainfall-Runoff Modeling: Introduction. Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences.
- Published Online: 15 APR 2006
This section provides an introduction to the theme of rainfall-runoff modeling in hydrology. It provides a summary of the purposes of rainfall-runoff modeling; a classification of rainfall-runoff models; a brief account of process descriptions in rainfall-runoff models; and a short history of rainfall-runoff modeling. It also discusses the problem of model choice from the wide range of possibilities available, and the important question of model calibration using different types of observational data before considering the prediction of the effects of future change (when no observations are possible). Finally, a guide is given to the future of rainfall-runoff modeling. Reference to the other sections in this article are given throughout, as well as to relevant available texts.
- hydrological models;
- uncertainty estimation;
- climate change;
- GRID computing;