An Improved Method for Urban Runoff Application
Journal article, 1991

In the initial stages of drainage systems planning and for independent tests of advanced runoff model performance there is a need for a simple point flow model. In these cases a method is proposed which is an improved version of the traditional Rational Method. The method, usually regarded as empirical, has a certain relationship with the kinematic wave theory. It is then discussed from both a theoretical and practical point of view based on comparisons with the performance of an advanced continuous model.

runoff estimation

Rational Method

simple estimation

kinematic wave


Sven Lyngfelt

Department of Hydraulics

Nordic Hydrology

0029-1277 (ISSN)

Vol. 22 3 149-160

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Water Engineering

Oceanography, Hydrology, Water Resources

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