publication . Article . 2010

Application of GIS-based SCS-CN method in West Bank catchments, Palestine

Shadeed, Sameer; Almasri, Mohammad;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2010 Journal: Water Science and Engineering, volume 3, issue 1, pages 1-13 (issn: 1674-2370, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
AbstractAmong the most basic challenges of hydrology are the prediction and quantification of catchment surface runoff. The runoff curve number (CN) is a key factor in determining runoff in the SCS (Soil Conservation Service) based hydrologic modeling method. The traditional SCS-CN method for calculating the composite curve number is very tedious and consumes a major portion of the hydrologic modeling time. Therefore, geographic information systems (GIS) are now being used in combination with the SCS-CN method. This paper assesses the modeling of flow in West Bank catchments using the GIS-based SCS-CN method. The West Bank, Palestine, is characterized as an arid...
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free text keywords: GIS, SCS-CN method, surface runoff, West Bank catchments, arid and semi-arid regions, lcsh:River, lake, and water-supply engineering (General), lcsh:TC401-506
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