Land Surface Processes in Hydrology

Trials and Tribulations of Modeling and Measuring

  • Soroosh Sorooshian
  • Hoshin V. Gupta
  • John C. Rodda
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 46)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Models and Data

  3. Precipitation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. C. G. Collier
      Pages 75-111
    3. J. A. Smith, A. A. Bradley
      Pages 113-134
    4. Hoshin Gupta, Soroosh Sorooshian
      Pages 169-180
    5. Hoshin Gupta, Soroosh Sorooshian
      Pages 183-187
  4. Soil Moisture

  5. Evapotranspiration

  6. Runoff

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 387-387
    2. R. W. Herschy
      Pages 389-421
    3. Odon Starosolszky
      Pages 453-481
    4. Hoshin Gupta, Soroosh Sorooshian
      Pages 483-487
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 489-500

About these proceedings


General circulation models (GCMs) predict certain changes in the amounts and distribution of precipitation, but the conversion of these predictions of impacts on water resources presents novel problems in hydrologic modeling, particularly with regard to the scale of the processes involved. Therefore improved, distributed GCMs are required. New remote sensing technologies provide the necessary spatially distributed data. However, there are many attendant problems with the translation of remotely sensed signals into hydrologically relevant information. This book elucidates how to improve the representation of land surface hydrologic processes in GCMs and in regional and global scale climate studies. It is divided into five sections: Models and Data; Precipitation; Soil Moisture; Evapotranspiration; Runoff.


Fernerkundung Global climate model Hydrologie Klimatologie Precipitation Scale climatology global change globale Veränderung hydrology moisture remote sensing

Editors and affiliations

  • Soroosh Sorooshian
    • 1
  • Hoshin V. Gupta
    • 1
  • John C. Rodda
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Hydrology and Water ResourcesThe University of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Hydrology and Water Resources DepartmentWorld Meteorological OrganizationGenevaSwitzerland
  3. 3.International Association of Hydrological SciencesInstitute of HydrologyWallingford, OxfordshireUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64458-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60567-3
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