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Volume 60, Issue 2


Hillslope Runoff Generation - Comparing Different Modeling Approaches

Helena Pavelková
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Thákurova 7, 166 29 Prague 6, Czech Republic
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/ Michal Dohnal
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Thákurova 7, 166 29 Prague 6, Czech Republic
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/ Tomáš Vogel
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Thákurova 7, 166 29 Prague 6, Czech Republic
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Published Online: 2012-06-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10098-012-0007-2

Hillslope Runoff Generation - Comparing Different Modeling Approaches

This study focuses on modeling hydrological responses of shallow hillslope soil in a headwater catchment. The research is conducted using data from the experimental site Uhlířská in Jizera Mountains, Czech Republic. To compare different approaches of runoff generation modeling, three models were used: (1) one-dimensional variably saturated flow model S1D, based on the dual-continuum formulation of Richards' equation; (2) zero-dimensional nonlinear morphological element model GEOTRANSF; and (3) semi-distributed model utilizing the topographic index similarity assumption - TOPMODEL. Hillslope runoff hydrographs and soil water storage variations predicted by the simplified catchment scale models (GEOTRANSF and TOPMODEL) were compared with the respective responses generated by the more physically based local scale model S1D. Both models, GEOTRANSF and TOPMODEL, were found to predict general trends of hydrographs quite satisfactorily; however their ability to correctly predict soil water storages and inter-compartment fluxes was limited.

Tvorba Odtoku ze Svahu - Porovnání Rozdílných Modelových Přístupů

Studie je zaměřena na modelování hydrologické reakce mělké svahové půdy v pramenné části povodí Nisy, k výzkumu byla použita data z experimentálního povodí Uhlířská. Porovnání různých konceptuálních představ modelování odtoku bylo uskutečněno pro: (1) jednorozměrný model proměnlivě nasyceného proudění S1D; (2) model založený na bezrozměrném nelineárním morfologickém prvku - GEOTRANSF a (3) semi-distribuovaný model využívající principu podobnosti na základě topografického indexu - TOPMODEL. Hydrogramy odtoku ze svahu a změny zásob vody v půdě vypočtené zjednodušenými modely GEOTRANSF a TOPMODEL byly porovnány s odpovídajícími odezvami fyzikálně založeného modelu S1D. Oba modely, GEOTRANSF i TOPMODEL, byly poměrně úspěšné v předpovědi základních trendů hydrogramů odtoku, jejich schopnost správně předpovídat zásoby vody v půdě a toky mezi nimi však byla omezená.

Keywords: Rainfall-Runoff Modeling; Hillslope Discharge; Soil Water Storage; Transmisivity; Topographic Index; Richards' Equation; Preferential Flow

Keywords: srážko-odtokové modelování; odtok ze svahu; zásoba vody v půdě; transmisivita; topografický index; Richardsova rovnice; preferenční proudění

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Published Online: 2012-06-14

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Citation Information: Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, Volume 60, Issue 2, Pages 73–86, ISSN (Print) 0042-790X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10098-012-0007-2.

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