Dynamics of Runoff from High-intensity, Short-duration Storms

Report No: 86-R6

Published in 1985

About the report:

The effects of several parameters on the behavior of a runoff hydrograph were analyzed. The temporal distribution of rainfall was simulated using three synthetic storm patterns where the temporal location of the maximum burst was modified; the antecedent soil moisture condition was simulated using three infiltration capacity curves (Horton's Equation); and the severity of the storm was simulated through return periods of 2, 25, and I00 years. The resulting hydrographs from the Virginia distribution and the national distributions were analyzed.

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  • Shaw L. Yu, Djamel Benelmouffok

Last updated: February 10, 2024

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