Rainfall-Runoff Modelling: The Primer

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

Amid climatic changes linked to global warming, ongoing changes in land-use patterns, and growing international concern with the environment it is increasingly important to understand the potential impact of these changes on the environment. Rainfall-runoff modeling is an important predictor of that impact.
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Keith Beven is Professor of Hydrology and Fluid Dynamics at Lancaster University. He has published over 300 scientific papers many of which apply uncertainty estimation techniques to different environmental problems in the areas of surface and groundwater hydrology, hydraulics, ecology, water quality, pollutant transport in different environments, and flood risk assessment and forecasting. He is also the author of Rainfall-Runoff Modelling: The Primer and six other edited volumes.
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Table of Contents

Preface.

Down to Basics: Runoff Processes and the Modelling Process.

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

Data for Rainfall-Runoff Modelling.

Predicting Hydrographs Using Models Based on Data.

Predicting Hydrographs Using Distributed Models Based on Process Descriptions.

Hydrological Similarity and Distribution Function Rainfall - Runoff Models.

Parameter Estimation and Predictive Uncertainty.

Predicting Floods.

Predicting the Effects of Change.

Revisiting the Problem of Model Choice.

Appendix A: Demonstration Software.

Appendix B: Glossary of Terms.

References.

Index.
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