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Asymptotic Rayleigh instantaneous unit hydrograph

January 1, 1988

The instantaneous unit hydrograph for a channel network under general linear routing and conditioned on the network magnitude, N, tends asymptotically, as N grows large, to a Rayleigh probability density function. This behavior is identical to that of the width function of the network, and is proven under the assumption that the network link configuration is topologically random and the link hydraulic and geometric properties are independent and identically distributed random variables. The asymptotic distribution depends only on a scale factor, {Mathematical expression}, where ?? is a mean link wave travel time. ?? 1988 Springer-Verlag.

Publication Year 1988
Title Asymptotic Rayleigh instantaneous unit hydrograph
DOI 10.1007/BF01544196
Authors B.M. Troutman, M.R. Karlinger
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Stochastic Hydrology and Hydraulics
Index ID 70013815
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse