Overland Flow

  • Jens-Olaf Delfs
  • Martin Beinhorn
  • Yajie Wu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering book series (LNCSE, volume 86)


This chapter deals with surface runoff which is flow over the land surface generated by precipitation, melting of snow, or other sources. Typically, not all precipitation or snow produces runoff because storage from soil and plant roots can absorb substantial amounts of water.


Surface Runoff Reynolds Average Navier Stokes Overland Flow Shallow Water Equation Diffusive Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens-Olaf Delfs
    • 1
  • Martin Beinhorn
    • 2
  • Yajie Wu
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Environmental InformaticsHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)LeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Center for Applied GeoscienceUniversität TübingenTübingenGermany
  3. 3.College of EngineeringOcean University of ChinaQingdaoChina

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