BLUEPRINT FOR A PHYSICALLY-BASED, DIGITALLY-SIMULATED HYDROLOGIC RESPONSE MODEL

IN RECENT YEARS HYDROLOGISTS HAVE SUBJECTED THE VARIOUS SUBSYSTEMS OF THE HYDROLOGIC CYCLE TO INTENSIVE STUDY, DESIGNED TO DISCOVER THE MECHANISMS OF FLOW AND TO ARRIVE AT PHYSICAL AND MATHEMATICAL DESCRIPTIONS OF THE FLOW PROCESS. AS A CONSEQUENCE, MEANINGFUL RESULTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE FORM OF NUMERICAL SOLUTIONS TO MATHEMATICAL BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS FOR GROUNDWATER, UNSATURATED POROUS MEDIA FLOW, OVERLAND FLOW, AND CHANNEL FLOW. THESE DEVELOPMENTS IN PHYSICAL HYDROLOGY, TOGETHER WITH THE TREMENDOUS ADVANCE IN DIGITAL COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY, SHOULD PROVIDE THE IMPETUS FOR A NECESSARY REDIRECTION OF RESEARCH IN HYDROLOGIC SIMULATION. IN THIS PAPER, A BLUEPRINT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PHYSICALLY-BASED HYDROLOGIC RESPONSE MODELS IS PRESENTED; THE LEVEL OF SOPHISTICATION THAT CAN BE ACHIEVED WITH PRESENTLY AVAILABLE METHODOLOGY IS DISCUSSED; AND AREAS FOR NECESSARY FUTURE RESEARCH ARE PINPOINTED. /JH/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 9, No 3, PP 237-258, 6 FIG, 33 REF
  • Authors:
    • Freeze, A R
    • Harlan, R L
  • Publication Date: 1969-11

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00204271
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 20 1970 12:00AM