Long-term hydrometeorological measurements and model-based analyses in the hydrological research catchment Rietholzbach

[img]PDF
Language: English
612Kb
Title:Long-term hydrometeorological measurements and model-based analyses in the hydrological research catchment Rietholzbach
Creators:
Gurtz, J.; Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, Winterthurerstr. 190, CH-8057 Zürich, Switzerland.
Verbunt, M.; Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, Winterthurerstr. 190, CH-8057 Zürich, Switzerland.
Zappa, M.; Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, Winterthurerstr. 190, CH-8057 Zürich, Switzerland.
Moesch, M.; MeteoSwiss, Krähbühlstrasse 58, CH-8044 Zürich, Switzerland.
Pos, F.; Department of Environmental Sciences, Sub-department Water Resources, Wageningen University (NL), De Nieuwlanden, Nieuwe Kanaal 11, 6709 PA Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Moser, U.; Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, Winterthurerstr. 190, CH-8057 Zürich, Switzerland.
Journal or Publication Title:
Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, 51, 3, pp. 162-174
Uncontrolled Keywords:Hydrological Research Catchments, Water Balance, Precipitation Correction, Hydrological Modelling, Lysimeter

Abstract

In this study a 25-year (1976–2000) series of observed precipitation, temperature, runoff and further water-flows of a lysimeter balance within the pre-alpine research catchment Rietholzbach (Switzerland) is analyzed. The comparison of the precipitation volumes on this lysimeter to precipitation collected by a conventional rain gauge shows that conventional rain gauges provide strongly underestimated values for precipitation, especially in winter. The obtained monthly precipitation correction factors indicate that precipitation losses above 20% for rain and above 50% for snow are realistic. The observed hydrometeorological values allowed for improving the understanding of the model-based simulation of the hydrological processes with distributed hydrological models and for investigating both a conceptual and a physically based runoff-generation approach. The albedo, soil moisture and lysimeter water balance allowed for a simultaneous assessment of the performance of several model components, such as the soil moisture, runoff-generation and evapotranspiration modules and the module for the determination of snow cover accumulation and melt.

Official URL: http://147.213.145.2/vc/vc1.asp?Kod=51%2C3&B1=Submit

Title:Long-term hydrometeorological measurements and model-based analyses in the hydrological research catchment Rietholzbach
Translated title:Dlhodobé hydrometeorologické merania a modelové analýzy v hydrologickom výskumnom povodí Rietholzbach
Creators:
Gurtz, J.; Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, Winterthurerstr. 190, CH-8057 Zürich, Switzerland.
Verbunt, M.; Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, Winterthurerstr. 190, CH-8057 Zürich, Switzerland.
Zappa, M.; Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, Winterthurerstr. 190, CH-8057 Zürich, Switzerland.
Moesch, M.; MeteoSwiss, Krähbühlstrasse 58, CH-8044 Zürich, Switzerland.
Pos, F.; Department of Environmental Sciences, Sub-department Water Resources, Wageningen University (NL), De Nieuwlanden, Nieuwe Kanaal 11, 6709 PA Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Moser, U.; Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, Winterthurerstr. 190, CH-8057 Zürich, Switzerland.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Hydrological Research Catchments, Water Balance, Precipitation Correction, Hydrological Modelling, Lysimeter
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Mathematics, Physics and Earth Sciences > Institute of Hydrodynamics > Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics
Volume:51
Number:3
Page Range:pp. 162-174
ISSN:0042-790X
Publisher:Institute of Hydrology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Hydrodynamics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Related URLs:
URLURL Type
http://avi.lib.cas.cz/node/55Publisher
ID Code:4634
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:21 Oct 2009 18:04
Last Modified:21 Oct 2009 16:36

Citation

Gurtz, J.; Verbunt, M.; Zappa, M.; Moesch, M.; Pos, F.; Moser, U. (2003) Long-term hydrometeorological measurements and model-based analyses in the hydrological research catchment Rietholzbach. Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, 51 (3). pp. 162-174. ISSN 0042-790X

Repository Staff Only: item control page