Title Applicability of a kinematic wave based distributed hydrologic model for various climate and land use conditions - 15:00 Speaker T. Tanaka Session Hw15PS - Testing simulation and forecasting models in non-stationary conditions Author(s) Tanaka, T. 1; Tachikawa, Y. 1 - 1 Kyoto University, Japan Abstract number Hw15PS.01 Abstract A distributed hydrologic model based on a kinematic wave flow approximation considering surface and subsurface flow components is tested at various catchments with different climate and land use conditions. The distributed model, 1K-DHM, has been applied to many Japanese mountainous catchments in the temperate climate with wet conditions. The distributed hydrologic model is linked with a two-dimensional inundation model in a lower flood plane to assess a change of inundation by a change of flood discharge caused by climate and land use change. The distributed hydrologic model estimates time and space distributions of discharge at the upper part of a study basin by a onedimensional kinematic wave model including surface and subsurface flow processes using a function of discharge-soil storage relationship. 1k-DHM uses 1km spatial resolution topography data provided by HydroSHED and a two-dimensional inundation model uses 90m one, which is easily developed for different catchments in all over the world. The model shows high applicability in Japanese catchments, however, the applicability is not assured in various catchments with different climate, land use, topography, soil type, catchment scale, and so on. Our target is to analyze the applicability of the distributed hydrologic model on different climate and land use conditions and to examine a proper hydrologic process to be included in a distributed hydrologic model depending on various hydrologic conditions.