Rainfall-induced runoff and subsurface stormflow at the hillslope scale

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Surface runoff (or overland flow), which is generated by the precipitation that falls within a drainage area (catchment, watershed), is governed by several factors and processes, including rainfall rate and duration, the characteristics of infiltration (capillary imbibition and gravity-driven) and the temperature regime of soil, landscape surface characteristics, vegetation type, and some others. Hillslopes are regarded as a basic element of catchments, therefore the mathematical and physical description of the hydrological processes that occur at the hillslope scale is the first step to designing more general hydrological models describing hydrological response at catchment/watershed scale.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTheory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages31
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015

Publication series

NameTheory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media
ISSN (Print)0924-6118

Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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