Runoff Prediction in Ungauged Basins: Synthesis across Processes, Places and Scales

Runoff Prediction in Ungauged Basins: Synthesis across Processes, Places and Scales

By: Thorsten Wagener (editor), Murugesu Sivapalan (editor), Alberto Viglione (editor), Gunter Bloschl (editor), Prof. Hubert Savenije (editor)Hardback

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Predicting water runoff in ungauged water catchment areas is vital to practical applications such as the design of drainage infrastructure and flooding defences, runoff forecasting, and for catchment management tasks such as water allocation and climate impact analysis. This full colour book offers an impressive synthesis of decades of international research, forming a holistic approach to catchment hydrology and providing a one-stop resource for hydrologists in both developed and developing countries. Topics include data for runoff regionalisation, the prediction of runoff hydrographs, flow duration curves, flow paths and residence times, annual and seasonal runoff, and floods. Illustrated with many case studies and including a final chapter on recommendations for researchers and practitioners, this book is written by expert authors involved in the prestigious IAHS PUB initiative. It is a key resource for academic researchers and professionals in the fields of hydrology, hydrogeology, ecology, geography, soil science, and environmental and civil engineering.

About Author

Gunter Bloeschl is Professor of Hydrology, Director of the Centre for Water Resource Systems and Head of the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management at the Vienna University of Technology. He has published extensively on subjects related to hydrology and water resources and served as an editor and associate editor for ten of the best scientific journals in the field. Professor Bloeschl has been elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the German Academy of Science and Engineering, has chaired the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) Predictions in Ungauged Basins (PUB) initiative and has been elected President of the European Geosciences Union. Recently he has been awarded the prestigious Advanced Grant of the European Research Council (ERC). He is also the recipient of the 2015 Robert E. Horton Medal from the American Geophysical Union. Murugesu Sivapalan is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geography at the University of Illinois. He was founding chair of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) Predictions in Ungauged Basins (PUB) initiative. He has published extensively on catchment hydrology in several international journals and is Executive Editor of the European Geosciences Union's Hydrology and Earth System Sciences journal. Professor Sivapalan also received the European Geophysical Society's John Dalton Medal, the International Hydrology Prize of the IAHS, the Hydrological Sciences Award and Robert E. Horton Medal of the American Geophysical Union. He was also the recipient of the Centenary Medal of the Australian Government and an Honorary Doctorate of the Delft University of Technology. Thorsten Wagener is Professor of Water and Environmental Security in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol. He is a Vice President of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Editor of Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, and associate editor of several other journals. Dr Wagener has been awarded DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) fellowships, the IEMSS Early Career Excellence Prize, Best Paper Awards of the Journal of Environmental Modeling and Software, the US EPA Early Career Award, the Walter Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship, and the Education and Public Service Award of the Universities Council for Water Resources. Alberto Viglione is a Research Hydrologist at the Vienna University of Technology. During 2004 to 2007 he conducted doctoral research on 'non-supervised statistical methods for the prediction of hydrological variables in ungauged sites' at the Hydraulic Department of the Politecnico of Turin. He has authored or co-authored numerous papers in hydrology, particularly on floods, both from statistical and process-based perspectives, and on hydrological characterisation of river basins. Dr Viglione has developed software for regional frequency analysis and rainfall-runoff modelling under the R environment, which is available online. He also acts as a reviewer for several prestigious journals and has been involved in a number of research projects related to hydrology and flood frequency analysis, in Italy, Austria and for European governments. Hubert Savenije is Professor of Hydrology and head of the Water Resources Section at the Delft University of Technology and also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Hydrology and Earth System Sciences and Physics and Chemistry of the Earth. He is President-Elect of IAHS as well as Chair of the IAHS Predictions in Ungauged Basins (PUB) initiative. Professor Savenije has published widely in several leading international journals and was Vice Rector at UNESCO-IHE, Institute for Water Education. He is Past-President of Hydrological Sciences of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) and Past-President of the International Commission on Water Resources Systems of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS). He has been awarded, among other things, the Henry Darcy Medal of the European Geosciences Union and the EGU Batch Award.


List of contributors; Foreword Thomas Dunne; Preface Gunter Bloeschl, Murugesu Sivapalan, Thorsten Wagener, Alberto Viglione and Hubert Savenije; 1. Introduction Gunter Bloeschl, Murugesu Sivapalan, Thorsten Wagener, Alberto Viglione and Hubert Savenije; 2. A synthesis framework for runoff predictions in ungauged basins Thorsten Wagener, Gunter Bloeschl, David Goodrich, Hoshin V. Gupta, Murugesu Sivapalan, Yasuto Tachikawa, Peter Troch and Markus Weiler; 3. A data acquisition framework for predictions of runoff in ungauged basins Brian McGlynn, Gunter Bloeschl, Marco Borga, Helge Bormann, Ruud Hurkmans, Jurgen Komma, Lakshman Nandagiri, Remko Uijlenhoet and Thorsten Wagener; 4. Process realism: flow paths and storage Doerthe Tetzlaff, Ghazi Al-Rawas, Gunter Bloeschl, Sean K. Carey, Ying Fan, Markus Hrachowitz, Robert Kirnbauer, Graham Jewitt, Hjalmar Laudon, Kevin J. McGuire, Takahiro Sayama, Chris Soulsby, Erwin Zehe and Thorsten Wagener; 5. Prediction of annual runoff in ungauged basins Thomas McMahon, Gregor Laaha, Juraj Parajka, Murray C. Peel, Hubert Savenije, Murugesu Sivapalan, Jan Szolgay, Sally Thompson, Alberto Viglione, Ross Woods and Dawen Yang; 6. Prediction of seasonal runoff in ungauged basins R. Weingartner, Gunter Bloeschl, David Hannah, Danny Marks, Juraj Parajka, Charles Pearson, Magdalena Rogger, Jose Luis. Salinas, Eric Sauquet, Sri Srikanthan, Sally Thompson and Alberto Viglione; 7. Prediction of flow duration curves in ungauged basins Attilio Castellarin, Gianluca Botter, Denis A. Hughes, Suxia Liu, Taha B. M. J. Ouarda, Juraj Parajka, David Post, Murugesu Sivapalan, Christopher Spence, Alberto Viglione and Richard Vogel; 8. Prediction of low flows in ungauged basins Gregor Laaha, Siegfried Demuth, Hege Hisdal, Charles N. Kroll, Henny A. J. van Lanen, Thomas Nester, Magdalena Rogger, Eric Sauquet, Lena M. Tallaksen, Ross Woods and Andy Young; 9. Prediction of floods in ungauged basins Dan Rosbjerg, Gunter Bloeschl, Donald H. Burn, Attilio Castellarin, Barry Croke, Guliano Di Baldassarre, Vito Iacobellis, Thomas Kjeldsen, George Kuczera, Ralf Merz, Alberto Montanari, David Morris, Taha B. M. J. Ouarda, Liliang Ren, Magdalena Rogger, Jose Luis Salinas, Elena Toth and Alberto Viglione; 10. Predictions of runoff hydrographs in ungauged basins Juraj Parajka, Vazken Andreassian, Stacey Archfield, Andras Bardossy, Francis Chiew, Qingyun Duan, Alexander Gelfan, Kamila Hlavcova, Ralf Merz, Neil McIntyre, Ludovic Oudin, Charles Perrin, Magdalena Rogger, Jose Luis Salinas, Hubert Savenije, Jon Olav Skoien, Thorsten Wagener, Erwin Zehe and Yongqiang Zhang; 11. Case studies Hubert Savenije, Murugesu Sivapalan, Trent Biggs, Shaofeng Jia, Leonid M. Korytny, E.A.Ilyichyova, Boris Gartsman, John W. Pomeroy, Kevin Shook, Xing Fang, Tom Brown, Denis A. Hughes, Stacey Archfield, Jos Samuel, Paulin Coulibaly, Robert A. Metcalfe, Attilio Castellarin, Ralf Merz, Gunter Humer, Ataur Rahman, Khaled Haddad, Erwin Weinmann, George Kuczera, Theresa Blume, Armand Crabit, Francois Colin, Roger Moussa, Hessel Winsemius, Hubert Savenije, Jens Liebe, Nick van de Giesen, M. Todd Walter, Tammo S. Steenhuis, Jeffrey R. Kennedy, David Goodrich, Carl L. Unkrich, Dominic Mazvimavi, Neil R. Viney, Kuniyoshi Takeuchi, H. A. P. Hapuarachchi, Anthony S. Kiem, Hiroshi Ishidaira, Tianqi Ao, Jun Magome, Maichun C. Zhou, Mikhail Georgievski, Guoqiang Wang, Chihiro Yoshimura, Berit Arheimer, Goeran Lindstroem and Shijun Lin; 12. Synthesis across processes, places and scales Hoshin V. Gupta, Gunter Bloeschl, Jeffrey McDonnell, Hubert Savenije, Murugesu Sivapalan, Alberto Viglione and Thorsten Wagener; 13. Recommendations Kuniyoshi Takeuchi, Gunter. Bloeschl, Hubert Savenije, John Schaake, Murugesu Sivapalan, Alberto Viglione, Thorsten Wagener and Gordon Young; Appendix: summary of studies used in the comparative assessments; References; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9781107028180
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 490
  • ID: 9781107028180
  • weight: 1410
  • ISBN10: 1107028183

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