Paper No. 95150 of the Water Resources Bulletin. Discussions are open until February 1, 1997.
RUNOFF SIMULATION USING RADAR RAINFALL DATA1
Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association
Volume 32, Issue 4, pages 753–760, August 1996
How to Cite
Peters, J. C. and Easton, D. J. (1996), RUNOFF SIMULATION USING RADAR RAINFALL DATA. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 32: 753–760. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.1996.tb03472.x
- Issue published online: 8 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
- hydrograph analysis and modeling;
- surface water hydrology;
ABSTRACT: Rainfall data products generated with the national network of WSR-88D radars are an important new data source provided by the National Weather Service. Radar-based data include rainfall depth on an hourly basis for grid cells that are nominally 4 km square. The availability of such data enables application of improved techniques for rainfall-runoff simulation. A simple quasi-distributed approach that applies a linear runoff transform to grid-ded rainfall excess has been developed. The approach is an adaptation of the Clark conceptual runoff model, which employs translation and linear storage. Data development for, and results of, an initial application to a 4160 km2 watershed in the Midwestern U.S. are illustrated.