Surface water hydrology for the Cascade model : study area "Drentsche Veenkoloniën"

R. Kruijne, P.J.T. van Bakel, P.I. Adriaanse, J.J.T.I. Boesten

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The hydrological module of the model instrument Cascade describes kinetics of surface water flow in a 10 km2 catchment with a single outlet. Discharge measurements are available for calibration. The soil hydrological model SWAP is used to generate a description of drainage and infiltration. The SWQN model is used to simulate surface water flow in a detailed network representing the surface water channels and water management structures. The major terms of the surface water balance are drainage from the soil and the pump discharge at the outlet. Kinetics of cumulated discharge simulated at the outlet corresponds with cumulated discharge measured at the drainage pump. Model performance is also tested with a special simulation including a period of prolonged drought
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationWageningen
Number of pages96
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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ISSN (Print)1566-7197


  • hydrology
  • water quality
  • surface water
  • mathematical models
  • netherlands
  • pesticides
  • veenkolonien
  • drenthe

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