Recent Advances in the Modeling of Hydrologic Systems

  • David S. Bowles
  • P. Enda O’Connell

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 345)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. E. O’Connell
      Pages 3-30
  3. State-of-the-Art in Modeling Individual Components of the Hydrologic Cycle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Efi Foufoula-Georgiou, Konstantine P. Georgakakos
      Pages 47-65
    3. Wilfried Brutsaert
      Pages 67-84
    4. E. M. Morris
      Pages 85-112
    5. Bertel Vehviläinen
      Pages 113-135
    6. Ezio Todini, M. Venutelli
      Pages 153-166
  4. State-of-the-Art in Modeling Linked Components of the Hydrologic Cycle

  5. Current Modeling Issues

  6. Current Technological Trends

  7. Synthesis of Hydrologic Models for Different Physical Settings and Various Application

  8. Relationship of Experimental Studies and Hydrologic Modeling

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 641-667

About this book


Modeling of the rainfall-runoff process is of both scientific and practical significance. Many of the currently used mathematical models of hydrologic systems were developed a genera­ tion ago. Much of the effort since then has focused on refining these models rather than on developing new models based on improved scientific understanding. In the past few years, however, a renewed effort has been made to improve both our fundamental understanding of hydrologic processes and to exploit technological advances in computing and remote sensing. It is against this background that the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Recent Advances in the Modeling of Hydrologic Systems was organized. The idea for holding a NATO ASI on this topic grew out of an informal discussion between one of the co-directors and Professor Francisco Nunes-Correia at a previous NATO ASI held at Tucson, Arizona in 1985. The Special Program Panel on Global Transport Mechanisms in the Geo-Sciences of the NATO Scientific Affairs Division agreed to sponsor the ASI and an organizing committee was formed. The committee comprised the co­ directors, Professor David S. Bowles (U.S.A.) and Professor P. Enda O'Connell (U.K.), and Professor Francisco Nunes-Correia (Portugal), Dr. Donn G. DeCoursey (U.S.A.), and Professor Ezio Todini (Italy).


Infiltration Precipitation environment erosion growth hydraulics hydrology modeling moisture remote sensing research sediment transport water water resources

Editors and affiliations

  • David S. Bowles
    • 1
  • P. Enda O’Connell
    • 2
  1. 1.Utah Water Research LaboratoryUtah State UniversityLoganUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of Newcastle upon TyneNewcastle upon TyneUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5538-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3480-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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