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Representing complex catchment hydrological behavior with simple models
Convener: Fuqiang Tian  | Co-Convener: Jintao Liu 
 / Mon, 13 Apr, 13:30–17:00
 / Attendance Mon, 13 Apr, 17:30–19:00

Hydrologic models are key learning tools for enhancing our understanding of hydrological processes at the hillslope- and catchment scales. Balancing the complexity of models and the representation of hydrologic process is still challenging. Increased complexity of hillslope process behavior has followed the advancement of analytical and instrumental technologies. On other hand, catchment hydrograph response is simple, by comparison, and parsimonious representations of hydrological processes are desired. In this session, we encourage innovative studies on the development or application of simple models in capturing complex hillslope and catchment behaviors. We solicit contributions focusing on the following:
1) Field studies/investigations that are coupled with model development
2) Innovational approaches (e.g., similarities, constitutive relationships, etc.) representing complex hydrological processes;
3) Parsimonious modeling approaches at catchment- or hillslope-scales.