Title: Physically-based river basin modeling within a GIS: The LISFLOOD model. 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2000 
Availability: Hydrological Processes 14, 1981-1992 DOI: 10.1002/1099-1085(20000815/30)14:11/12<1981::AID-HYP49>3.0.CO;2-F 
Author 1/Producer: de Roo, A.P.J. 
Other Authors/Producers: Wesseling, C.G., Van Deursen, W.P.A. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons 
Publisher City: 1 Oldlands Way, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO22 9SA. UK 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/72513549 ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
 
Short description: The present geneeration of geographical information systems (GIS), while ver sophisticated in some ways, are limited in terms of modelling physical processes such as the transport of water and pollutants through the physical system. Specific routing methods are needed in order to undertake these activities using GIS. The PCRaster Spatial Modelling language is a GIS that has been adapted to undertake physically-based water flow modelling. LISFLOOD is an example of a model developed using it. LISFLOOD simulates river discharge in a drainage basin as a function of topography, soil type and land cover. While this represents a major step forward there is still scope for significant development. 
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