1. Down to Basics: Runoff Processes and the Modelling Process

  1. Keith Beven

Published Online: 17 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119951001.ch1

Rainfall-Runoff Modelling: The Primer, Second Edition

Rainfall-Runoff Modelling: The Primer, Second Edition

How to Cite

Beven, K. (2012) Down to Basics: Runoff Processes and the Modelling Process, in Rainfall-Runoff Modelling: The Primer, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119951001.ch1

Author Information

  1. Lancaster University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470714591

Online ISBN: 9781119951001

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Keywords:

  • runoff, and modelling process;
  • hydrology, modelling rainfall–runoff;
  • hydrological systems;
  • perceptual model, rainfall–runoff;
  • conceptual model;
  • procedural model, parameter calibration;
  • validation or evaluation;
  • discharge predictions;
  • perceptual models, of catchment hydrology;
  • geochemical factors, and hydrological thinking

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Why Model?

  • How to Use This Book

  • The Modelling Process

  • Perceptual Models of Catchment Hydrology

  • Flow Processes and Geochemical Characteristics

  • Runoff Generation and Runoff Routing

  • The Problem of Choosing a Conceptual Model

  • Model Calibration and Validation Issues

  • Key Points from Chapter 1

  • The Legacy of Robert Elmer Horton (1875–1945)