Presenter/Author Information

Valentina Krysanova
Fred Hattermann
Frank Wechsung

Keywords

river basin, hydrological processes, water quality, crop yield, climate change, land use change, vulnerability assessment

Start Date

1-7-2002 12:00 AM

Description

The paper discusses the importance of physical basis and level of complexity in ecohydrological models at the catchment scale, their spatial structure and temporal resolution, and preconditions for regional applications of models of that kind. As an example, the process-based ecohydrological model SWIM developed for integrated modelling of interrelated hydrological processes, vegetation dynamics and nutrient cycling at the river basin scale is presented along with examples of its validation and a regional climate impact case study.

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Process-based Ecohydrological Modelling at the River Basin Scale and Options for Regionalisation

The paper discusses the importance of physical basis and level of complexity in ecohydrological models at the catchment scale, their spatial structure and temporal resolution, and preconditions for regional applications of models of that kind. As an example, the process-based ecohydrological model SWIM developed for integrated modelling of interrelated hydrological processes, vegetation dynamics and nutrient cycling at the river basin scale is presented along with examples of its validation and a regional climate impact case study.