Comparison of peak discharge and runoff characteristic estimates from the rational method to field observations for small basins in central Virginia: USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5254
Many hydrologic methods are available for estimating peak flows from a basin, and no single method is applicable to all basins. The Rational Method is commonly used to estimate the design-storm peak discharge. The concepts of the Rational Method are sophisticated and considerable engineering knowledge is required to select representative hydrologic characteristics, such as time of concentration and runoff coefficient, which will result in a reliable design discharge. Validation of the Rational Method is difficult because direct measurement of some hydrologic characteristics, for example, time of concentration and runoff coefficient, is not easily accomplished.
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- Donald C. Hayes (Author), Ricahrd L. Young (Author)
- ProQuest, UMI Dissertation Publishing (1 Oct. 2011)
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