overland flow


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overland flow

[′ō·vər·lənd ′flō]
(hydrology)
Water flowing over the ground surface toward a channel; upon reaching the channel, it is called surface runoff. Also known as surface flow.
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The UCA of a cell is the number of other cells from which it receives overland flow multiplied by the cell area.
Overland flow on a specific site is difficult to measure, and little is known about the mechanics of soil loss by this process.
McDowell RW, Sharpley AN (2002) Phosphorus transport in overland flow in response to position of manure application.
and TON being exported to streams primarily as overland flow and/or preferential flow to tile drains through soil macropores.
max], the excess water gives rise to overland flow as to infiltration.
39) By simply altering the timing of fertiliser application in relation to likely overland flow events the concentrations of phosphorus may be significantly reduced.
Overland flow calculations that could be modified by standard sets of vegetation, soil data, and grading practices need to be available to build into processes required by the simulation system and also available for reference by users.
The combination of the imagery and topographic data will be used to parameterize an overland flow model that will be used to determine flood risks throughout the city.
This is about double the worst overland flow that we had seen before," he says.
Weirs,- Regulation of dams,- Earth dams,- Water conservation structures (wetlands, overland flow fields, etc.