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Kinetic energy of rain and its functional relationship with intensity

Author
Salles, C.; Sempere-Torres, D.; Poesen, J.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Journal of hydrology
Date of publication
2002-02
Volume
257
Number
1-4
First page
256
Last page
270
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-1694(01)00555-8 Open in new window
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169401005558?via%3Dihub Open in new window
Abstract
The rain kinetic energy (KE) is a widely used indicator of the potential ability of rain to detach soil. However, rain kinetic energy is not a commonly measured meteorological parameter. Therefore, empirical laws linking the rain kinetic energy to the more easily available rain intensity (I) have been proposed based on drop-size and drop-velocity measurements. The various mathematical expressions used to relate rain kinetic energy and rain intensity available from the literature are reported in ...
Keywords
Rain erosivity Kinetic energy Drop-size distribution
Group of research
CRAHI - Center of Applied Research in Hydrometeorology

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