Investigation 9

Investigation 9 - o Stage: is height of water-Best fit line...

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Investigation 9: - Understand how discharge is calculated o Q = V x A o Q: discharge (ft3/sec) V: Velocity (ft/sec) A: Cross-sectional area (ft2) - Understand the meaning of a hydrograph data o is a type of chart that shows the change of water discharge over a few days - Stream Gage o Tells us the height of the water in the stream measures from a datum - Datum and Stage o Datum: is arbitrary reference point
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Unformatted text preview: o Stage: is height of water-Best fit line on a semi-logarithmic graph-Calculate a recurrence interval when provided data o RI = (N + 1) ÷ M RI: Recurrence Interval N: Number of records M: Rank of particular peak discharge 1: Constant Example: 3 rd Largest flood and 74 years of record RI = (74 + 1) ÷ 3 = 25 years or 1 in 25 year flood...
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course SOC 1113 taught by Professor Webb during the Fall '06 term at Oklahoma State.

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