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Title:
Importance of Short Duration Rainfall Intensities
Author:
Solomon, Rhey M.; Maxwell, James R.; Schmidt, Larry J.
Affiliation:
USDA Forest Service, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Issue Date:
16-Apr-1983
Rights:
Copyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.
Publisher:
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
Journal:
Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest
Abstract:
Flood flows and water quality in the Southwest are roust dramatically influenced by short, intense rainstorms. Runoff from these storms has been modeled with some success. One key element that has often been overlooked, however, is the importance of intra-storm rainfall distribution on runoff response. Actual storms were modeled for small experimental watersheds in the Southwest using different time increments of intra-storm rainfall. Increments of 5 minutes or less proven satisfactory for accurate hydrograph simulation. As increments became longer than 5 minutes, the ability to simulate actual hydrographs became increasingly difficult. Increments of 30 minutes or longer proved unacceptable for most storms. Hydrologic models must be sensitive to short time increments of intra-storm rainfall to accurately predict peak flows in the Southwest. Watershed treatments will be more cost-effective if their design considers intense bursts of intra-storm rainfall in addition to total storm volume.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.
ISSN:
0272-6106

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleImportance of Short Duration Rainfall Intensitiesen_US
dc.contributor.authorSolomon, Rhey M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMaxwell, James R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, Larry J.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentUSDA Forest Service, Albuquerque, New Mexicoen_US
dc.date.issued1983-04-16-
dc.rightsCopyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.-
dc.description.collectioninformationThis article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.en_US
dc.publisherArizona-Nevada Academy of Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.description.abstractFlood flows and water quality in the Southwest are roust dramatically influenced by short, intense rainstorms. Runoff from these storms has been modeled with some success. One key element that has often been overlooked, however, is the importance of intra-storm rainfall distribution on runoff response. Actual storms were modeled for small experimental watersheds in the Southwest using different time increments of intra-storm rainfall. Increments of 5 minutes or less proven satisfactory for accurate hydrograph simulation. As increments became longer than 5 minutes, the ability to simulate actual hydrographs became increasingly difficult. Increments of 30 minutes or longer proved unacceptable for most storms. Hydrologic models must be sensitive to short time increments of intra-storm rainfall to accurately predict peak flows in the Southwest. Watershed treatments will be more cost-effective if their design considers intense bursts of intra-storm rainfall in addition to total storm volume.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/296080-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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