Articles | Volume 22, issue 4
Education and communication
02 May 2018
Education and communication |  | 02 May 2018

Demonstrating the “unit hydrograph” and flow routing processes involving active student participation – a university lecture experiment

Karsten Schulz, Reinhard Burgholzer, Daniel Klotz, Johannes Wesemann, and Mathew Herrnegger


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (11 Mar 2018) by Nandita Basu
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (01 Apr 2018) by Nandita Basu
ED: Publish as is (13 Apr 2018) by Nandita Basu
Short summary
The unit hydrograph has been one of the most widely employed modelling techniques to predict rainfall-runoff behaviour of hydrological catchments. We developed a lecture theatre experiment including some student involvement to illustrate the principles behind this modelling technique. The experiment only uses very simple and cheap material including a set of plastic balls (representing rainfall), magnetic stripes (tacking the balls to the white board) and sieves (for ball/water gauging).