Streamflow Records by Digital Computer

by E. J. Kennedy,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1963, Vol. 89, Issue 3, Pg. 29-36

Document Type: Journal Paper


Water-stage recorder charts in punched tape form are used with a digital computer for automatic computation of streamflow records. The recorder chart, a 16-channel tape, is punched at the gaging station at regular time intervals. The tape is translated into suitable computer input form and processed with appropriate rating information. The computer printout contains daily mean stage and discharge as well as bi-hourly stage values. Automated records can be computed currently by months and are lower in cost than others.

Subject Headings: Computing in civil engineering | Automation | Streamflow | Gaging stations | Ratings | Water discharge

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