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Geosciences 2018, 8(7), 252; https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences8070252

Development of a General Protocol to Enhance the Hydrological Analysis Techniques for Urban Catchments in Ireland

Roughan & O’Donovan, Arena House, Arena Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18, D18 V8P6, Ireland
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Received: 30 May 2018 / Revised: 21 June 2018 / Accepted: 3 July 2018 / Published: 9 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Hydrology of Urban Catchments)
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The hydrological analysis of urban catchments is a critical consideration for all major civil engineering projects. The purpose of this article is to develop a general protocol to enhance the established techniques for estimating runoff from Irish urban catchments. The chosen case study is the Rye Water catchment, which is covering two significant urban centres, Maynooth and Leixlip. The findings were compared with the flow data available on the Office of Public Works (OPW) website, to verify the reliability of the proposed approach. The study showed that the methodology described in this paper is applicable to Irish catchments and the protocol, with minor improvements can be adopted in Ireland to support designers in their approach to extreme rainfall events. View Full-Text
Keywords: hydrology; rainfall; flow; return period; catchment; flood; analysis; protocol; time of concentration hydrology; rainfall; flow; return period; catchment; flood; analysis; protocol; time of concentration
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Longo, E.; Rooney, J.P. Development of a General Protocol to Enhance the Hydrological Analysis Techniques for Urban Catchments in Ireland. Geosciences 2018, 8, 252.

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