816350 Runoff formation in torrential headwater basins

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Holzmann, Hubert , Hübl, Johannes
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


Introduction of runoff formation processes and of concepts for runoff estimation. Both the meteorological driving forces and the basin characteristics (vegetation, soil, geology) are addressed. In particular the following sub processes are introduced:

Hydro/meteorological Processes:
- rainfall
- snowmelt
Vertical Processes:
- Evapotranspiration
- Interception
- Infiltration
Lateral/areal processes:
- surface runoff
- subsurface runoff

Simple model concepts for rainfall runoff transformation are introduced.

Previous knowledge expected

Achievment of entrance criteria for the master programm

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

- Deepening the knowledge of sub-processes in runoff formation and of the local water balance components.
- Skills for presenting subject related contents
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