Articles | Volume 368
06 May 2015
 | 06 May 2015

Application of the PRMS model in the Zhenjiangguan watershed in the Upper Minjiang River basin

L. Fang, C. Liu, G. Qin, B. Zhang, and T. Liu

Keywords: Zhenjiangguan watershed, PRMS model, precipitation change, runoff, evapotranspiration

Abstract. The PRMS model was established for Zhenjiangguan watershed in the upper reach of the Minjiang River basin, China. The results showed that PRMS had an acceptable performance in simulating monthly runoff in the study area. The analysis on the impacts of precipitation changes on hydrological processes indicated that both runoff and evapotranspiration increased with the increase of precipitation. Moreover, evapotranspiration had larger sensitivity to the change of precipitation than runoff.