Robert Horton’s perceptual model of infiltration.

Beven, Keith J. (2004) Robert Horton’s perceptual model of infiltration. Hydrological Processes, 18 (17). pp. 3447-3460. ISSN 0885-6087

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Abstract

Robert E. Horton is best known as the originator of the infiltration excess overland flow concept for storm hydrograph analysis and prediction, which, in conjunction with the unit hydrograph concept, provided the foundation for engineering hydrology for several decades. Although these concepts, at least in their simplest form, have been largely superseded, a study of Horton's archived scientific papers reveals that his perceptual model of infiltration processes and appreciation of scale problems in modelling were far more sophisticated and complete than normally presented in hydrological texts. His understanding of surface controls on infiltration remain relevant today.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Hydrological Processes
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/ge
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 21298
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 08 Jan 2009 16:03
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 14:25
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/21298

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