Discharge response analysis and hydrologic similarity: the interrelation between the geomorphologic IUH and the storm characteristics.

I. Rodriguez-Iturbe, G. Devoto, Juan B Valdes

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Abstract

It is shown that the dynamic parameter v of the geomorphologic instantaneous unit hydrograph (IUH) can be taken as the velocity at the peak discharge time for a given rainfall-runoff event in a basin. This transforms the time variant IUH throughout the event into a time invariant IUH in each storm occurrence. The errors which the a priori estimation of the velocity in the IUH may cause in the calculation of the peak and time to peak of the runoff discharge are estimated for different types of basins and storms; the relative weights of the storm characteristics and the drainage network parameters in the prediction procedure are also studied in detail. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1435-1444
Number of pages10
JournalWater Resources Research
Volume15
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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Discharge response analysis and hydrologic similarity : the interrelation between the geomorphologic IUH and the storm characteristics. / Rodriguez-Iturbe, I.; Devoto, G.; Valdes, Juan B.

In: Water Resources Research, Vol. 15, No. 6, 1979, p. 1435-1444.

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