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TOPMODEL: The Rainfall-Runoff Model
Entry ID: TOPMODEL

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Summary
Abstract: TOPMODEL is a rainfall-runoff model that bases its distributed predictions on an analysis of catchment topography. The model predicts saturation excess and infiltration excess surface runoff and subsurface stormflow. Since the first article was published about the model in 1979 there have been many different versions. The idea has always been that the model should be simple enough to be modified by the user so that the predictions conform as far as possible to the user's perceptions of how a catchment works. The distributed outputs from the model (as shown in the demonstration screen below) help in such assessments.

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Description: Download the TOPMODEL demonstration software.
Service Citation
Originators: Keith Beven
Title: TOPMODEL: The Rainfall-Runoff Model
Provider: Lancaster University
URL: http://www.es.lancs.ac.uk/hfdg/freeware/hfdg_freeware_top.htm
Service Keywords
DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION >STATISTICAL APPLICATIONS Parameter Definition
DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION >GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS >DESKTOP GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS Parameter Definition
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Access Constraints A number of demonstration versions of the model can be downloaded from this site. All are freely available for teaching and non-commercial use only. Other uses should be negotiated with Lancaster University (contact K.Beven@Lancaster.AC.UK).
Ancillary Keywords
GIS
Geographic Information Systems
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Service Provider
LANCASTER-U/ESD > Environmental Science Department, Lancaster University Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://www.es.lancs.ac.uk

Service Provider Personnel
Name: LANCASTER UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
Phone: 44-0-152465201 ext 94308
Fax: 44-0-1524-593985
Email: EnvSci at lancaster.ac.uk
Contact Address:
Department of Environmental Science
Lancaster University
City: Lancaster
Postal Code: LA1 4YQ
Country: UK
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
KEITH J. BEVEN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +44(0)1524 593892
Email: K.Beven at lancaster.ac.uk
Contact Address:
Department of Environmental Science
Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences
Lancaster University
City: Lancaster
Postal Code: LA1 4YQ
Country: United Kingdom
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2004-09-01
SERF Last Revision Date: 2010-01-19
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