Rainfall - Runoff Modelling: The Primer / Edition 1

Rainfall - Runoff Modelling: The Primer / Edition 1

by Keith J. Beven
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470866713

ISBN-13: 9780470866719

Pub. Date: 03/22/2004

Publisher: Wiley

Amid climatic changes linked to global warming, on-going changes in land-use patterns, and growing concern with hydrology as an international issue, it is increasingly important to understand the potential impact of these changes on the water environment. Rainfall-runoff modeling is an important predictor of that impact.

This book provides a summary of the

Overview

Amid climatic changes linked to global warming, on-going changes in land-use patterns, and growing concern with hydrology as an international issue, it is increasingly important to understand the potential impact of these changes on the water environment. Rainfall-runoff modeling is an important predictor of that impact.

This book provides a summary of the development of rainfall-runoff models, giving examples of their practical applications. It introduces the different techniques for rainfall-runoff modeling, based upon the most recent research, but in a way that serves as a primer for the subject.

  • Provides an overview of how catchment rainfall-runoff systems work
  • A history of rainfall-runoff models
  • Examples of models which can be downloaded over the Internet
  • Looks at uncertainty in model prediction

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470866719
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/22/2004
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
6.59(w) x 9.67(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

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

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

3. Data for Rainfall—Runoff Modelling.

4. Predicting Hydrographs Using Models Based on Data.

5. Predicting Hydrographs Using Distributed Models Based on Process Descriptions.

6. Hydrological Similarity and Distribution Function Rainfall—Runoff Models.

7. Parameter Estimation and Predictive Uncertainty.

8. Predicting Floods.

9. Predicting the Effects of Change.

10. Revisiting the Problem of Model Choice.

Appendix A: Demonstration Software.

Appendix B: Glossary of Terms.

References.

Index. 

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