A distributed model for real-time flood forecasting using digital elevation models

Garrote de Marcos, Luis and Bras, Rafael L. (1995). A distributed model for real-time flood forecasting using digital elevation models. "Journal of Hydrology", v. 167 (n. 1-4); pp. 279-306. ISSN 0022-1694. https://doi.org/10.1016/0022-1694(94)02592-Y.

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Title: A distributed model for real-time flood forecasting using digital elevation models
Author/s:
  • Garrote de Marcos, Luis
  • Bras, Rafael L.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Hydrology
Date: May 1995
ISSN: 0022-1694
Volume: 167
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Hidráulica, Energía y Medio Ambiente
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

A distributed model for real-time rainfall-runoff simulation during floods is presented. The model, called Distributed Basin Simulator (DBSIM) is based on the detailed topographical information provided by Digital Elevation Models (DEM). Basin representation uses the rectangular grid of the DEM. Soil properties, input data and state variables are also represented as data layers using the same scheme. Distributed rainfall input is used to map the topographically driven evolution of saturated areas as the storm progresses. The model applies a kinematic model of infiltration to evaluate local runoff generation in grid elements and accounts for lateral moisture flow between elements and surface flow routing in a simplified manner. Model performance is evaluated through sensitivity analyses and an exercise of model calibration and verification.

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Item ID: 48552
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/48552/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:48552
DOI: 10.1016/0022-1694(94)02592-Y
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/002216949402592Y
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 27 Nov 2017 14:14
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2017 14:14
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