Research and analysis

Comparison of rainfall-runoff models for flood forecasting

Provide information and guidance on the choice of rainfall-runoff model for use in different river catchments for flood forecasting purposes.

Documents

Comparison of Rainfall-Runoff Models for Flood Forecasting

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Comparison of Rainfall-Runoff Models for Flood Forecasting Part 1: Literature review of models

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Comparison of rainfall-runoff models for flood forecasting. Part 2: Calibration and evaluation of models

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Detail

The report recognises that whilst there are many “brand-name” models there is much similarity between many of them. A small set of model functions is common to many models and they differ only in the detail of their configuration. The report also gives details on the selection of models for more detailed intercomparison.