Unit hydrograph

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unit hydrograph

The discharge at a point, expressed as a function of time, due to a unit of effective rainfall that is applied uniformly over the contributing area during a specified period of time.

The volume of the unit hydrograph is, by definition, one unit. The unit hydrograph is the response function of a river basin approximated as a linear system.

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