Articles | Volume 26, issue 16
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 4379–4390, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-4379-2022

Special issue: Experiments in Hydrology and Hydraulics

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 4379–4390, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-4379-2022
Research article
26 Aug 2022
Research article | 26 Aug 2022

A contribution to rainfall simulator design – a concept of moving storm automation

Ravi Kumar Meena et al.

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We developed a mobile operated programmable rainfall simulator (RS) to simulate the near-natural moving storm rainfall condition and to study its impact on runoff, soil erosion, and nutrient transport. The designed RS can be used for variable velocity and slope conditions along with the three different soil types at a time. Moreover, the soil flume of the RS is associated with the surface, subsurface, and base flow components.