Estimation of impervious-area washoff parameters

Water Resources Research



In recent years many models have been developed which simulate the quality of rainfall runoff from urban areas. Common to many of these models is the use of an exponential washoff equation. This washoff equation is often modified by an availability equation to account for the effects of runoff intensity on constituent washoff. Optimization techniques for estimating the values of coefficients used in these equations have been developed. Application of these techniques to a small urban watershed in south Florida demonstrated considerable variability in the optimized parameter values among different storms and among different constituents.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Estimation of impervious-area washoff parameters
Series title Water Resources Research
DOI 10.1029/WR017i004p01161
Volume 17
Issue 4
Year Published 1981
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Description 6 p.
First page 1161
Last page 1166
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