2. Evolution of Rainfall–Runoff Models: Survival of the Fittest?

  1. Keith Beven

Published Online: 17 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119951001.ch2

Rainfall-Runoff Modelling: The Primer, Second Edition

Rainfall-Runoff Modelling: The Primer, Second Edition

How to Cite

Beven, K. (2012) Evolution of Rainfall–Runoff Models: Survival of the Fittest?, in Rainfall-Runoff Modelling: The Primer, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119951001.ch2

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:

  • evolution, of rainfall–runoff models;
  • Rational Method, and graphical estimation;
  • runoff effects and runoff routing;
  • time–area histogram, into zones;
  • effective rainfall amount, to route;
  • soil infiltration capacity;
  • USDA SCS curve number approach;
  • “surface runoff” component;
  • Stanford Watershed Model, into HSP;
  • ESMA, climate change prediction

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Starting Point: The Rational Method

  • Practical Prediction: Runoff Coefficients and Time Transformations

  • Variations on the Unit Hydrograph

  • Early Digital Computer Models: The Stanford Watershed Model and Its Descendants

  • Distributed Process Description Based Models

  • Simplified Distributed Models Based on Distribution Functions

  • Recent Developments: What is the Current State of the Art?

  • Where to Find More on the History and Variety of Rainfall–Runoff Models

  • Key Points from Chapter 2

  • Linearity, Nonlinearity and Nonstationarity

  • The Xinanjiang, ARNO or VIC Model

  • Control Volumes and Differential Equations