Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 943–956, 2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 943–956, 2018

Research article 02 Feb 2018

Research article | 02 Feb 2018

A dimensionless approach for the runoff peak assessment: effects of the rainfall event structure

Ilaria Gnecco et al.


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (23 Oct 2017) by Fabrizio Fenicia
AR by Anna Palla on behalf of the Authors (02 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Nov 2017) by Fabrizio Fenicia
ED: Publish as is (20 Dec 2017) by Fabrizio Fenicia
Short summary
The paper proposes a dimensionless framework to investigate the impact of the rainfall event structure on the runoff peak. A set of analytical expressions are derived from a constant hyetograph to assess the maximum runoff peak for a given event structure irrespective of the specific catchment. A catchment application is discussed to point out the dimensionless procedure implications and to provide some numerical examples of the rainfall structures with respect to observed rainfall events.