Physical Characteristics of Drainage Basins

by Bernard L. Golding, (M.ASCE), Head; Hydr. Dept., Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff, New York, N. Y.,
Dana E. Low, (A.M.ASCE), Hydr. Engr; Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff, New York, N. Y.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 3, Pg. 1-11


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Terms area of drainage-basin, slope and length of drainage channel, shape of drainage-basin, and slope of land in basin are defined; procedure for plotting area-distance curves and area-elevation curves; new method for computation of modified area-elevation curve; procedures for computing physical characteristics by using standard areadistance curves and modified area-elevation curves.

Subject Headings: Curvature | Drainage | Drainage basins | Slopes | Computing in civil engineering

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