Geographic Information Systems (GIS)based spatially distributed model for runoff routing Academic Article uri icon


  • A method is proposed for routing spatially distributed excess precipitation over a watershed to produce runoff at its outlet. The land surface is represented by a (raster) digital elevation model from which the stream network is derived. A routing response function is defined for each digital elevation model cell so that water movement from cell to cell can be convolved to give a response function along a flow path and responses from all cells can be summed to give the outlet hydrograph. An example application of analysis of runoff on Waller Creek in Austin, Texas, is presented.

published proceedings

  • Water Resources Research

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Olivera, F., & Maidment, D.

citation count

  • 131

complete list of authors

  • Olivera, Francisco||Maidment, David

publication date

  • January 1999