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Title:The development trend and research frontiers of distributed hydrological models—Visual bibliometric analysis based on Citespace 
Authors:Qin , F., Y. Zhu, T. Ao and T. Chen 
Volume (Issue):13(2) 
Article ID:174 
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Broad Application Category:literature citation analysis 
Primary Application Category:bibliometric analysis 
Secondary Application Category:hydrologic assessment 
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Abstract:Based on the bibliometric and data visualization analysis software Citespace, this study carried out document statistics and information mining on theWeb of Science database and characterized the distributed hydrological model knowledge system from 1986 to 2019. The results show a few things: (1) from 1986 to 2019, the United States and China accounted for 41% of the total amount of publications, and they were the main force in the field of distributed hydrological model research; (2) field research involves multiple disciplines, mainly covering water resources, geology, earth sciences, environmental sciences, ecology and engineering; (3) the frontier of field research has shifted from using distributed hydrological models in order to simulate runoff and nonpoint source environmental responses to the coupling of technologies and products that can obtain high-precision, high-resolution data with distributed hydrological models. (4) Affected by climate warming, the melting of glaciers has accelerated, and the spatial distribution of permafrost and water resources have changed, which has caused a non-negligible impact on the hydrological process. Therefore, the development of distributed hydrological models suitable for alpine regions and the response of hydrological processes to climate change have also become important research directions at present. 
Keywords:distributed hydrological model; bibliometric; Citespace; research frontier; development trend; visual analysis