Physical Characteristics of Drainage Basins

by Bernard L. Golding,
Dana E. Low,


Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 1, Pg. 95-105


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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