TOPMODEL : a critique.

Beven, Keith J. (1997) TOPMODEL : a critique. Hydrological Processes, 11 (9). pp. 1069-1086. ISSN 0885-6087

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TOPMODEL (a TOPography based hydrological MODEL) is now 20 years old and has been the subject of numerous applications to a wide variety of catchments. This paper represents a critical review of some of the issues involved in application of the TOPMODEL concepts, including the basic assumptions involved; the derivation of topographic index distributions from digital terrain data; additional model components; meaning and calibration of the model parameters; and issues involved in model validation and predictive uncertainty. The aim is to provoke a thoughtful approach to hydrological modelling and the interaction of modelling and field work. Some recommendations are made for future modelling practice.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Hydrological Processes
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/ge
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 21901
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 11 Feb 2009 11:28
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2020 07:09

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