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Towards an alternative blueprint for a physically-based digitally simulated hydrologic response modelling system.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2002
<mark>Journal</mark>Hydrological Processes
Issue number2
Number of pages18
Pages (from-to)189-206
<mark>Original language</mark>English


A critique of the Freeze and Harlan blueprint for a distributed physically based hydrological model leads to the conclusion that it will be abandoned. An alternative blueprint as a modelling methodology is proposed that explicitly recognises the potential for equifinality in scale-dependent model representations. An inductive rather than deductive definition of physically-based is proposed that reflects the important role of observables in constraining the feasible models.

Bibliographic note

This is a pre-print of an article published in Hydrological Processes, 16 (2), 2002. (c) Wiley.