Distributed Hydrological Modelling

  • Michael B. Abbott
  • Jens Christian Refsgaard

Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Peter Engesgaard
    Pages 71-91
  3. J. K. Lørup, M. Styczen
    Pages 93-120
  4. M. Thorsen, J. Feyen, M. Styczen
    Pages 121-141
  5. F. P. De Troch, P. A. Troch, Z. Su, D. S. Lin
    Pages 165-191
  6. M. Hansen, P. Gravesen
    Pages 193-214
  7. F. Deckers, C. B. M. Te Stroet
    Pages 215-232
  8. J. C. Refsgaard, B. Storm, M. B. Abbott
    Pages 279-287
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 313-324

About this book


It is the task of the engineer, as of any other professional person, to do everything that is reasonably possible to analyse the difficulties with which his or her client is confronted, and on this basis to design solutions and implement these in practice. The distributed hydrological model is, correspondingly, the means for doing everything that is reasonably possible - of mobilising as much data and testing it with as much knowledge as is economically feasible - for the purpose of analysing problems and of designing and implementing remedial measures in the case of difficulties arising within the hydrological cycle. Thus the aim of distributed hydrologic modelling is to make the fullest use of cartographic data, of geological data, of satellite data, of stream discharge measurements, of borehole data, of observations of crops and other vegetation, of historical records of floods and droughts, and indeed of everything else that has ever been recorded or remembered, and then to apply to this everything that is known about meteorology, plant physiology, soil physics, hydrogeology, sediment transport and everything else that is relevant within this context. Of course, no matter how much data we have and no matter how much we know, it will never be enough to treat some problems and some situations, but still we can aim in this way to do the best that we possibly can.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael B. Abbott
    • 1
  • Jens Christian Refsgaard
    • 2
  1. 1.International Institute for Infrastructural, Hydraulic and Environmental EngineeringDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Danish Hydraulic InstituteHørsholmDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6599-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0257-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0921-092X
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