Submitted to: Elsevier
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/20/2010
Publication Date: 3/7/2013
Citation: Buda, A.R. 2013. Surface runoff generation and forms of overland flow. In: Shroder, J., Marston, R.A., Stoffel, M., editors. Treatise on Geomorphology. vol. 7 Mountain and Hillslope Geomorphology. San Diego, CA: Academic Press. p.73-84. Interpretive Summary: An interpretive summary is not required
Technical Abstract: This chapter presents an overview of surface runoff generation and overland flow. The basic mechanisms that generate infiltration excess and saturation excess overland flow are reviewed. In addition, principal factors affecting the occurrence of each process on the landscape are examined, including climate, soil properties and vegetation, topography, rainfall characteristics, and land management. The chapter closes with a brief discussion on the importance of scale and hydrologic connectivity in surface runoff generation research.