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Analysis Of Runoff Variation According To Subbasin Division

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/FRIAR120151

Volume

159

Pages

12

Page Range

179 - 190

Published

2012

Size

2,379 kb

Author(s)

M. Yu, C. Choi, J. Ji & J. Yi

Abstract

Unlike in the past, recently in Korea, heavy rainfall has often been observed out of the rainy season. In terms of patterns, rainfall becomes more focused spatially, and rainfall events occur frequently that exceed the recorded amount of past rainfall by frequency. Consequently, flood disasters happen more often, leading to great economic losses. In this research, flood runoff variation is analyzed according to subbasin divisions. The HEC-HMS model is used to simulate a rainfall-runoff process. The inverse distance weighted (IDW) method is used to distribute the observed rainfall to an entire basin, and the modified Clark (ModClark) method is used to simulate runoff using spatially distributed rainfall and geographic data. Furthermore, the runoff variation pattern is reviewed and compared with the observed data according to the number of subbasin divisions. The results show that the peak runoff increases and the peak time decreases as the number of subbasins increases. However, neither the peak runoff nor the peak time shows these patterns if the number of subbasin divisions exceed nine. Keywords: HEC-HMS, ModClark, subbasin division, IDW.

Keywords

HEC-HMS, ModClark, subbasin division, IDW