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Application Of The NAM Model To The Ali-Efenti Basin

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RISK060271

Volume

91

Pages

11

Published

2006

Size

674 kb

Author(s)

A. Ilias, J. Hatzispiroglou, E. Baltas & E. Anastasiadou-Partheniou

Abstract

This paper focuses on the simulation of single rainfall-runoff events in the Ali-Efenti basin, a subbasin of the Pinios river catchment. This region suffers from frequent floods causing problems to the downstream agricultural and urban areas. Three winter storm-events were selected for the rainfall-runoff simulations. The simulation is performed using the NAM model, a basic component of the DHI MIKE 11 package. The NAM hydrological model is a deterministic, conceptual, lumped model that consists of a set of linked mathematical statements, describing in a simplified quantitative form the behavior of the land phase of the hydrological cycle. The NAM model is based on semi-empirical equations, which describe the physical structures and procedures and as a lumped, it treats each catchment as a single unit. Two of the events were used for the calibration phase, while one was used for the verification giving results with good accuracy. Keywords: NAM, rainfall-runoff, lumped, conceptual, flood forecasting, hydrological model, hydrological simulation. 1 Introduction A number of mathematical models have been proposed by different authors to face the problem of flood forecasting (Baltas, [1]). In most of these models, combinations of linear conceptual elements are used to simplify the representation of hydrological processes. Hydrologists have always been

Keywords

NAM, rainfall-runoff, lumped, conceptual, flood forecasting, hydrological model, hydrological simulation.