Comparison of Two Methods for Modeling Urban Runoff

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by Nageshwar R. Bhaskar, Univ of Louisville, United States,
Theresa V. Frye, Univ of Louisville, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Critical Water Issues and Computer Applications:

Abstract: The techniques currently available for modeling urban runoff can generally be grouped into discrete and lumped system approaches. The storm water management model (SWMM) provides procedures for modeling under the first approach, while SCS TR-55 methodology is appropriate for the latter. Since these two methodologies are quite different in the manner in which the runoff processes are handled, a study was undertaken to examine this issue in detail. This is the principal focus of this paper.

Subject Headings: Runoff | Hydrologic models | Urban areas | Comparative studies | Stormwater management | Mathematical models | Drainage systems | Water management | South Carolina | North America | United States

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