5. Predicting Hydrographs Using Distributed Models Based on Process Descriptions

  1. Keith Beven

Published Online: 17 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119951001.ch5

Rainfall-Runoff Modelling: The Primer, Second Edition

Rainfall-Runoff Modelling: The Primer, Second Edition

How to Cite

Beven, K. (2012) Predicting Hydrographs Using Distributed Models Based on Process Descriptions, in Rainfall-Runoff Modelling: The Primer, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119951001.ch5

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:

  • predicting hydrographs;
  • distributed models, process descriptions;
  • physical basis of distributed models;
  • SWAT model;
  • Darcy's law, and subsurface flow;
  • surface runoff, and channel routing;
  • grid-based catchment discretisation, SHE;
  • Système Hydrologique Européen (SHE);
  • blind validation test, of SHE model

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Physical Basis of Distributed Models

  • Physically Based Rainfall–Runoff Models at the Catchment Scale

  • Case Study: Modelling Flow Processes at Reynolds Creek, Idaho

  • Case Study: Blind Validation Test of the SHE Model on the Slapton Wood Catchment

  • Simplified Distributed Models

  • Case Study: Distributed Modelling of Runoff Generation at Walnut Gulch, Arizona

  • Case Study: Modelling the R-5 Catchment at Chickasha, Oklahoma

  • Good Practice in the Application of Distributed Models

  • Discussion of Distributed Models Based on Continuum Differential Equations

  • Key Points from Chapter 5

  • Descriptive Equations for Subsurface Flows

  • Estimating Infiltration Rates at the Soil Surface

  • Solution of Partial Differential Equations: Some Basic Concepts

  • Soil Moisture Characteristic Functions for Use in the Richards Equation

  • Pedotransfer Functions

  • Descriptive Equations for Surface Flows

  • Derivation of the Kinematic Wave Equation