Journal of Applied Mathematics

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  • Volume 2014, Special Issue (2013), Article ID 586872, 12 pages.

A Physically Based Runoff Model Analysis of the Querétaro River Basin

Carlos Javier Villa Alvarado, Eladio Delgadillo-Ruiz, Carlos Alberto Mastachi-Loza, Enrique González-Sosa, and Ramos Salinas Norma Maricela

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Abstract

Today the knowledge of physical parameters of a basin is essential to know adequately the rainfall-runoff process; it is well known that the specific characteristics of each basin such as temperature, geographical location, and elevation above sea level affect the maximum discharge and the basin time response. In this paper a physically based model has been applied, to analyze water balance by evaluating the volume rainfall-runoff using SHETRAN and hydrometric data measurements in 2003. The results have been compared with five ETp different methodologies in the Querétaro river basin in central Mexico. With these results the main effort of the authorities should be directed to better control of land-use changes and to working permanently in the analysis of the related parameters, which will have a similar behavior to changes currently being introduced and presented in observed values in this basin. This methodology can be a strong base for sustainable water management in a basin, the prognosis and effect of land-use changes, and availability of water and also can be used to determine application of known basin parameters, basically depending on land-use, land-use changes, and climatological database to determine the water balance in a basin.

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J. Appl. Math., Volume 2014, Special Issue (2013), Article ID 586872, 12 pages.

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First available in Project Euclid: 1 October 2014

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doi:10.1155/2014/586872

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Villa Alvarado, Carlos Javier; Delgadillo-Ruiz, Eladio; Mastachi-Loza, Carlos Alberto; González-Sosa, Enrique; Norma Maricela, Ramos Salinas. A Physically Based Runoff Model Analysis of the Querétaro River Basin. J. Appl. Math. 2014, Special Issue (2013), Article ID 586872, 12 pages. doi:10.1155/2014/586872. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.jam/1412178125


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