Distributed Hydrologic Models for Flow Forecasts - Part 1

Distributed Hydrologic Models for Flow Forecasts - Part 1

Describe distributed hydrologic models (DHMs) and how they work

  • Describe how lumped models may be distributed by subdividing the basin. (i.e. grids, sub-basins, and flow planes)
  • Explain when DHMs are most appropriate
  • Explain differences between lumped and distributed models:
    • DHMs tend to rely on physically-based approaches
    • Lumped models rely on conceptual approaches
  • Describe some of the challenges associated with DHMs