3. Data for Rainfall–Runoff Modelling

  1. Keith Beven

Published Online: 17 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119951001.ch3

Rainfall-Runoff Modelling: The Primer, Second Edition

Rainfall-Runoff Modelling: The Primer, Second Edition

How to Cite

Beven, K. (2012) Data for Rainfall–Runoff Modelling, in Rainfall-Runoff Modelling: The Primer, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119951001.ch3

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



  • data, rainfall–runoff modelling;
  • rainfall–runoff modelling;
  • raingauge-measured volumes, and errors;
  • radar rainfall measurement;
  • temporal, spatial rainfall variation;
  • rainfall estimation, in rainfall–runoff;
  • discharge data, model calibration;
  • meteorological data and snowmelt;
  • digital elevation data;
  • geographical information, data management


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Rainfall Data

  • Discharge Data

  • Meteorological Data and the Estimation of Interception and Evapotranspiration

  • Meteorological Data and The Estimation of Snowmelt

  • Distributing Meteorological Data within a Catchment

  • Other Hydrological Variables

  • Digital Elevation Data

  • Geographical Information and Data Management Systems

  • Remote-sensing Data

  • Tracer Data for Understanding Catchment Responses

  • Linking Model Components and Data Series

  • Key Points from Chapter 3

  • The Penman–Monteith Combination Equation for Estimating Evapotranspiration Rates

  • Estimating Interception Losses

  • Estimating Snowmelt by the Degree-Day Method