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Development and testing of a GIS based water balance model for the Rhine drainage basin

II-
15
Author
Kwadijk, J.; Deursen, W. van
Date of publication
1999
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Table of contents

Table of contents

  Vorwort / Foreword (German and French)
  Abstract

1

Introduction

1.1 Hydrological setting of the Rhine basin
1.2 Current knowledge of impact of climate change on ater resources
1.3 Current knowledge about the impact of climate change on the River Rhine
1.4 Objective

2

Model concept

2.1 General
2.2 Model concept of the RHINEFLOW model

3

Modelling flow types between the water balance compartments

3.1 Snow cover storage and snow-melt
3.2 Evapotranspiration and water storage in upper soil layers
3.3 Water storage in deep groundwater and delayed runoff

4

Input data

4.1 Input variables and parameters for the model
4.2 Calibration and validation time series
4.3 Considerations for the use of the 3x3 kilometres grid size

5

Implementation of the GIS data base into the water balance model using the watershed tools

6

Calibration and validation of the model

6.1 Discharge representation
6.2 Validation of the evapotranspiration calculations
6.3 Validation of the snow cover and snow storage calculations
6.4 Sensitivity of the separation and recession coefficients

7

Sensitivity analysis of the discharge at the downstream (Dutch) part of the River Rhine

7.1 Calculation of discharge scenarios
7.2 Results

8

Conclusions and discussion

8.1 Model performance and application
8.2 Model restrictions
8.3 Recommendations
 

References

 

Appendix: The calculation of the total water balance

 

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