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