Articles | Volume 18, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 5149–5167, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-18-5149-2014
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 5149–5167, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-18-5149-2014

Research article 12 Dec 2014

Research article | 12 Dec 2014

Analyzing runoff processes through conceptual hydrological modeling in the Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia

M. Dessie et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (05 Sep 2014) by Ralf Merz
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RR by Hongkai Gao (25 Oct 2014)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 Nov 2014) by Ralf Merz
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In this study, topography is considered as a proxy for the variability of most of the catchment characteristics. The model study suggests that classifying the catchments into different runoff production areas based on topography and including the impermeable rocky areas separately in the modeling process mimics the rainfall–runoff process in the Upper Blue Nile basin well and yields a useful result for operational management of water resources in this data-scarce region.