Rainfall-Runoff Modelling (2nd ed.)

The Primer

by Keith J. Beven

Rainfall-Runoff Modelling: The Primer, Second Edition is the follow-up of this popular and authoritative text, first published in 2001. The book provides both a primer for the novice and detailed descriptions of techniques for more advanced practitioners, covering rainfall-runoff models and their practical applications. This new edition extends these aims to include additional chapters dealing with prediction in ungauged basins, predicting residence time distributions, predicting the impacts of change and the next generation of hydrological models. Giving a comprehensive summary of available techniques based on established practices and recent research the book offers a thorough and accessible overview of the area.

Rainfall-Runoff Modelling: The Primer Second Edition focuses on predicting hydrographs using models based on data and on representations of hydrological process. Dealing with the history of the development of rainfall-runoff models, uncertainty in mode predictions, good and bad practice and ending with a look at how to predict future catchment hydrological responses this book provides an essential underpinning of rainfall-runoff modelling topics.

  • Fully revised and updated version of this highly popular text
  • Suitable for both novices in the area and for more advanced users and developers
  • Written by a leading expert in the field
  • Guide to internet sources for rainfall-runoff modelling software

  • Wiley; November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781119951018
  • Edition: 2
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  • Title: Rainfall-Runoff Modelling
  • Author: Keith J. Beven
  • Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell

About The Author

Keith Beven is Professor of Hydrology and Fluid Dynamics at Lancaster University. He has published over 300 scientific papers many of which apply uncertainty estimation techniques to different environmental problems in the areas of surface and groundwater hydrology, hydraulics, ecology, water quality, pollutant transport in different environments, and flood risk assessment and forecasting. He is also the author of Rainfall-Runoff Modelling: The Primer and six other edited volumes.