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runoff reconstruction

Reconstructions of historic floods (e.g. by using passed on written sources) are often highly uncertain. Spatially distributed hydrologic models like WaSiM allow the evaluation of various scenarios - in particular if there are some hints on the pre-event precipitation or on the characteristics of the event itself. Model results can give hints on the range of possible peak discharges and thus provide a possibility to invalidate unrealistic runoff reconstructions and to choose the most probable scenario.

Selceted Refrences:
Reist, T., R. Weingartner, J. Gurtz (2002)
Neue Wege bei der Beschreibung alter Hochwasser - "Die Wassernot im Emmental am 13. August 1837"
Wasser & Boden 54(10): 50-54
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