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MIDA, a distributed hydrological model: Its behavior under some different parameter and data discretization conditions.

Calore, C. and Parodi, U. G. and Labarbera, P. and Binley, A. M. and Buckley, K. (1995) MIDA, a distributed hydrological model: Its behavior under some different parameter and data discretization conditions. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 20 (3-4). pp. 403-414.

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Abstract

MIDA is a distributed model for hydrological processes at the basin scale, the structure of which is suited to small basins of mountainous Mediterranean coastal areas. The underlying philosophy of the model is a distributed conceptual approach in which geomorphological scaling relationships are used, fully supported by a Geographical Information System. The sensitivity of the model response to some variable conceptual and global parameters and its performance across some different land-use and climatological conditions are analyzed. The analysis reveals a high sensitivity to some parameters related to infiltration and runoff generation (soil cover thickness on hillslope and saturated hydraulic conductivity) and to land-use features, while change in discretization levels seems to have less influence on predicted discharge.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physics and Chemistry of the Earth
Uncontrolled Keywords: Distributed models ; GIS ; geomorphology ; sensitivity ; scale
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 22244
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 11 Feb 2009 14:06
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:58
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/22244

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