Urban runoff models may be divided into those used for planning, design or operation. These models which serve as aids to decision making are, in their elementary form, a group of mathematical expressions that simulate the physics of conversion of rainfall to runoff and embody, to some extent, the physical characteristics of the catchment and drainage system. The models are designed as "deterministic" tools, and it is essential that some local verification/calibration data be available at specific application sites to lend credibility to the predictions. Details of design models are outlined and planning and design model applications are described. The models offer cost-effective means of planning for storm water control. Not only can models indicate required levels of control, but they can also test design options.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 10-13
  • Serial:
    • APWA Reporter
    • Volume: 42
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: American Public Works Association
    • ISSN: 0092-4873

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098476
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM