Articles | Volume 23, issue 3
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1801–1818, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-1801-2019

Special issue: Hydrological cycle in the Mediterranean (ACP/AMT/GMD/HESS/NHESS/OS...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1801–1818, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-1801-2019

Research article 02 Apr 2019

Research article | 02 Apr 2019

Assessing the impact of resolution and soil datasets on flash-flood modelling

Alexane Lovat et al.

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This work aims to estimate the extent to which the terrain descriptors and the spatial resolution of the hydrological model influence flash-flood modelling at the local and basin scale. The skill of the hydrological simulations is evaluated with conventional data (such as discharge measurements) and impact data (post-event surveys and high-water marks). The results reveal that the spatial resolution has the largest impact on the hydrological simulations, larger than soil texture and land cover.