publication . Other literature type . 2010

Assessment of initial soil moisture conditions for event-based rainfall-runoff modelling

Tramblay, Yves; Bouvier, Christophe; Martin, C.; Didon-Lescot, J. F.; Todorovik, D.; Domergue, J. M.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Flash floods are the most destructive natural hazards that occur in the Mediterranean region. Rainfall-runoff models can be very useful for flash flood forecasting and prediction. Event-based models are very popular for operational purposes, but there is a need to reduce the uncertainties related to the initial moisture conditions estimation prior to a flood event. This paper aims to compare several soil moisture indicators: local Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) measurements of soil moisture, modelled soil moisture through the Interaction-Sol-Biosphere-Atmosphere (ISBA) component of the SIM model (Meteo-France), antecedent precipitation and base flow. A modellin...
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free text keywords: Flash flood prediction, Soil moisture, Time Domain Reflectometry, Soil, Conservation Service method, Small Mediterranean catchment
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