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The generation of spring peak flows by short-term meteorological events

Posted date: August 14, 2015
Publication Year: 
1968
Authors: Haupt, Harold F.
Publication Series: 
Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Source: International Association of Scientific Hydrology Bulletin. 13(4): 65-76.

Abstract

Spring peak flows recorded over a 25-year period in Benton Creek, a small forested watershed in northern Idaho, were studied in their relation to meteorological events. More peak flows were generated by rain-on-snow than by clear-weather snowmelt; the two types of peaks differ in magnitude and in other characteristics. Two rather simple techniques were used to calculate the generative capacity of a rainfall-temperature event and the hypothetical outflow of water from a snowpack during rainy and rainfree periods. Similar data on spring peaks on two regional subbasins were considered also.

Citation

Haupt, Harold F. 1968. The generation of spring peak flows by short-term meteorological events. International Association of Scientific Hydrology Bulletin. 13(4): 65-76.