Articles | Volume 21, issue 8
Research article
30 Aug 2017
Research article |  | 30 Aug 2017

A method to employ the spatial organization of catchments into semi-distributed rainfall–runoff models

Henning Oppel and Andreas Schumann


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (10 Jul 2017) by Günter Blöschl
AR by Henning Oppel on behalf of the Authors (18 Jul 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (19 Jul 2017) by Günter Blöschl
Short summary
How can we evaluate the heterogeneity of natural watersheds and how can we assess its spatial organization? How can we make use of this information for hydrological models and is it beneficial to our models? We propose a method display and assess the interaction of catchment characteristics with the flow path which we defined as the ordering scheme within a basin. A newly implemented algorithm brings this information to the set-up of a model and our results show an increase in model performance.