TY - CHAP
T1 - Modeling Snowmelt Runoff
T2 - Principles in Snow Hydrology
Y1 - 2008
A1 - DeWalle, D.
A1 - A. Rango
KW - deterministic
KW - forecast
KW - hydrologic models
KW - modeling
KW - snowmelt runoff
KW - statistical model
KW - stochastic
AB - Hydrologic models used to predict streamflow can be generally classified as either deterministic or stochastic and as either lumped-parameter or distributed (Beven 2000). Deterministic models predict a single value of streamflow from a given set of input variables, while stochastic models predict a range of possible outcomes based upon the statistical distributions of input variables. Nearly all of the snowmelt models used to continuously predict streamflow from snowmelt are deterministic, but a type of statistical model has been historically used to great advantage to predict seasonal totals of streamflow using measured snowpack and precipitation data each spring. These models are in widespread use in the western United States to forecast spring runoff.
CN - 173175
JA - Principles in Snow Hydrology
PB - Cambridge University Press
CY - Cambridge, NY
UR - http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521823625
U5 - January 15, 2008
ER -