Scale Model of Urban Runoff from Storm Rainfall

by Robert A. Grace,
Peter S. Eagleson,


Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 3, Pg. 161-176


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract:

The response of a small urban watershed to four storms is generated in the laboratory by a scale model consisting of a programmed rainfall generator, vertically-distorted scaled topography, and a weighing device for recording the cumulative runoff. Comparison of these results with prototype measurements through use of derived scaling laws shows reasonable agreement.



Subject Headings: Hydrologic models | Rainfall-runoff relationships | Scale models | Runoff | Urban areas | Storms | Stormwater management | Watersheds | Rain water | Topography

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