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Title: Benchmarking rainfall runoff models within the Anglian Region : final report
Author: A.R. Young
Document Type: Monograph
This report presents the work undertaken during the project “Bench marking of rainfall runoff models within the Anglian region” commissioned by the Anglian Region of the Environment Agency. The primary objective of the project has been to evaluate the utility of selected lumped rainfall runoff models as operational tools within the Anglian region of the Environment Agency. From their experience in using a range of rainfall runoff models, staff in the Anglian Region have found that the accuracy of results is variable. This lack of consistency between the performance of different models, combined with wide variability in their ease of use, pose considerable difficulties in the use of these models in water resources planning and abstraction licensing decisions. Within this study the capability, scientific integrity and accessibility of available models has been reviewed. Based upon this assessment a short list of four models were selected in conjunction with Agency Staff. The four models selected as being broadly representative of the model classes reviewed were: Hydrological Simulation Model (HYSIM); Thames Catchment Model (TCM); Probability Distributed Model (PDM); Identification of Unit Hydrograph and Component Flows from Rainfall, Evaporation and Streamflow Data (IHACRES).
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1997
Publication Place: Wallingford
Subject Keywords: ModelsHydrologyCatchment basinsRainfallRunoff
Geographic Keywords: Nene (river)Box (river, Suffolk)East AngliaEA Anglian
Extent: 67
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