The effect of rainfall intensity on storm flow and peak discharge from forest land. Hewlett, J. C. F. and G. B. Cunningham, J. D. 1977.
The effect of rainfall intensity on storm flow and peak discharge from forest land. [pdf]Paper  abstract   bibtex   
Analysis of a 30-year record of rainfall and storm flow (545 events) from a forested watershed in the southern Appalachians was made to determine whether rainfall intensity influences storm flow volume or peak discharge. For all practical purposes, rainfall intensities during storms had no effect on storm flow volumes. Storm rainfall, antecedent flow, season, and duration of the rainstorm accounted for 86.4 percent of total variation in the log of storm flow. Addition of maximum 60-, 30-, 15-, and 5-minute intensities raised this to 86.7 percent. Only 4.7 percent of the total variation in the log of peak flow was attributable to intensity.
@article{hewlett_effect_1977,
	title = {The effect of rainfall intensity on storm flow and peak discharge from forest land.},
	url = {http://cwt33.ecology.uga.edu/publications/846.pdf},
	abstract = {Analysis of a 30-year record of rainfall and storm flow (545 events) from a forested watershed in the southern Appalachians was made to determine whether rainfall intensity influences storm flow volume or peak discharge. For all practical purposes, rainfall intensities during storms had no effect on storm flow volumes. Storm rainfall, antecedent flow, season, and duration of the rainstorm accounted for 86.4 percent of total variation in the log of storm flow. Addition of maximum 60-, 30-, 15-, and 5-minute intensities raised this to 86.7 percent. Only 4.7 percent of the total variation in the log of peak flow was attributable to intensity.},
	author = {Hewlett, J. C. Fortson, {and} G. B. Cunningham, J. D.},
	year = {1977},
	keywords = {CWT}
}
Downloads: 0