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Tschiesche, Ulrich, 2012. Quantifying hillslope flowpaths and residence times of water implied by the transmissivity feedback hypothesis : an application of the MIPS concept. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment



The Multiple Interacting Pathways (MIPS) model is a physically based approach for simulating groundwater flow within a hillslope. The MIPS model covers the soil heterogeneities and preferential flow pathways by representing water as particles with a
specific volume and through application of velocity distributions and transition probability
matrices. To test the underlying assumptions, the model was applied to a slope in the Svartberget catchment in northern Sweden. Several model simulations have been conducted
assuming different parameter combinations for a one-year and three-year period. The model is able to reproduce runoff with reasonable success according to transmissivity feedback hypothesis. The steady state at initial time and linear decrease of porosity with depth assumption was analyzed and discussed. Evapotranspiration was incorporated into the model using a transition probability matrix which led to a better model performance.

Main title:Quantifying hillslope flowpaths and residence times of water implied by the transmissivity feedback hypothesis
Subtitle:an application of the MIPS concept
Authors:Tschiesche, Ulrich
Supervisor:Bishop, Kevin
Examiner:Köhler, Stephan
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2012
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM025 EnvEuro - European Master in Environmental Science 120 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
Keywords:transmissivity feedback, hillslope model, particle tracking, tracer experiment, runoff processes
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Water resources and management
Deposited On:30 Aug 2012 14:55
Metadata Last Modified:30 Aug 2012 14:55

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