Saturday, November 27, 2010

The relationship between the rainfall, total losses from the previous area, evaporation and infiltration only rate in SWMM 5

Subject: The relationship between the rainfall, total losses from the previous area, evaporation and infiltration only rate.
The total loss from a subcatchment pervious area is the sum of the evaporation + infiltration loss. Typically the evaporation rate is much less than the infiltration rate. SWMM 5 now has two options – evaporation during only dry periods or evaporation during both wet and dry periods.
Figure 1: An example network that shows the relationship between the rainfall, total losses from the previous area, evaporation and infiltration only rate.

Figure 2: The same model with the Evaporation during only Dry Periods turned on

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