Articles | Volume 18
Adv. Geosci., 18, 51–61, 2008
https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-18-51-2008
Adv. Geosci., 18, 51–61, 2008
https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-18-51-2008

  22 Oct 2008

22 Oct 2008

Advances and visions in large-scale hydrological modelling: findings from the 11th Workshop on Large-Scale Hydrological Modelling

P. Döll1, K. Berkhoff2, H. Bormann3, N. Fohrer4, D. Gerten5, S. Hagemann6, and M. Krol7 P. Döll et al.
  • 1Institute of Physical Geography, University of Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2Institute of Environmental Planning, Leibniz University Hanover, Germany
  • 3Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany
  • 4Department of Hydrology and Water Resources Management, Ecology Centre, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany
  • 5Research Domain of Impacts and Vulnerabilities, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
  • 6Department Land in the Earth System, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology Hamburg, Germany
  • 7Department of Water Engineering and Management, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Abstract. Large-scale hydrological modelling has become increasingly wide-spread during the last decade. An annual workshop series on large-scale hydrological modelling has provided, since 1997, a forum to the German-speaking community for discussing recent developments and achievements in this research area. In this paper we present the findings from the 2007 workshop which focused on advances and visions in large-scale hydrological modelling. We identify the state of the art, difficulties and research perspectives with respect to the themes "sensitivity of model results", "integrated modelling" and "coupling of processes in hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere". Some achievements in large-scale hydrological modelling during the last ten years are presented together with a selection of remaining challenges for the future.