The role of catchment classification in rainfall-runoff modeling

He, Y., Bárdossy, A. and Zehe, E. (2011) The role of catchment classification in rainfall-runoff modeling. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15 (11). 3539–3553. ISSN 1607-7938

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A sound catchment classification scheme is a fundamental step towards improved catchment hydrology science and prediction in ungauged basins. Two categories of catchment classification methods are presented in the paper. The first one is based directly on physiographic properties and climatic conditions over a catchment and regarded as a Linnaean type or natural classification scheme. The second one is based on numerical clustering and regionalization methods and considered as a statistical or arbitrary classification scheme. This paper reviews each category including what has been done since recognition of the intrinsic value of catchment classification, what is being done in the current research, as well as what is to be done in the future.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
UEA Research Groups: University of East Anglia Schools > Faculty of Science > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2011 14:05
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2023 13:30
DOI: 10.5194/hessd-8-6113-2011

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