Predicting peak discharge through empirical relationships between rainfall, groundwater level and basin humidity in the Alzette River basin (Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg)

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Title:Predicting peak discharge through empirical relationships between rainfall, groundwater level and basin humidity in the Alzette River basin (Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg)
Creators:
Pfister, L.; CREBS – Cellule de Recherche en Environnement et Biotechnologies, Centre de Recherche Public – Gabriel Lippmann 162a, avenue de la Faiencerie, L-1511 Luxembourg, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
Drogue, G.; CREBS – Cellule de Recherche en Environnement et Biotechnologies, Centre de Recherche Public – Gabriel Lippmann 162a, avenue de la Faiencerie, L-1511 Luxembourg, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
El Idrissi, A.; CREBS – Cellule de Recherche en Environnement et Biotechnologies, Centre de Recherche Public – Gabriel Lippmann 162a, avenue de la Faiencerie, L-1511 Luxembourg, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
Humbert, J.; Université Louis Pasteur – UFR de Géographie 3, rue de l’Argonne, F-67083 Strasbourg cedex, France.
Iffly, J.F.; CREBS – Cellule de Recherche en Environnement et Biotechnologies, Centre de Recherche Public – Gabriel Lippmann 162a, avenue de la Faiencerie, L-1511 Luxembourg, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
Matgen, P.; CREBS – Cellule de Recherche en Environnement et Biotechnologies, Centre de Recherche Public – Gabriel Lippmann 162a, avenue de la Faiencerie, L-1511 Luxembourg, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
Hoffmann, L.; CREBS – Cellule de Recherche en Environnement et Biotechnologies, Centre de Recherche Public – Gabriel Lippmann 162a, avenue de la Faiencerie, L-1511 Luxembourg, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
Journal or Publication Title:
Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, 51, 3, pp. 210-220
Uncontrolled Keywords:Groundwaters, Alzette Basin, Groundwater Resurgence, Runoff Coefficients, Peak Discharge

Abstract

The role of groundwater resurgence on runoff coefficients was investigated in the Alzette river floodplain, upstream of Luxembourg-city (Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg). A threshold in the saturation level was identified through the calculation of a water balance at daily time step. This threshold appeared to coincide with groundwater resurgence in the Alzette river floodplain. Once groundwater resurgence appears, runoff coefficients reach their maximum level of approximately 70%, regardless of individual rainfall event totals. Groundwater level monitoring can thus serve as a tool for evaluating the overall saturation level, as well as the runoff coefficients that are to be expected in case of rainfall. The water balance and groundwater levels having been identified as indicators of the overall soil moisture in the basin prior to a flood, these variables were used to develop an empirical tool for the estimation of peak discharge in the Alzette river basin for rainfall events of a given return period.

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Title:Predicting peak discharge through empirical relationships between rainfall, groundwater level and basin humidity in the Alzette River basin (Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg)
Translated title:Predpoved kulminacneho prietoku na zaklade empirickych vztahov medzi zrazkami, hladinou podzemnej vody a stavom nasytenia povodia Alzette (Luxemburske velkovojvodstvo)
Creators:
Pfister, L.; CREBS – Cellule de Recherche en Environnement et Biotechnologies, Centre de Recherche Public – Gabriel Lippmann 162a, avenue de la Faiencerie, L-1511 Luxembourg, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
Drogue, G.; CREBS – Cellule de Recherche en Environnement et Biotechnologies, Centre de Recherche Public – Gabriel Lippmann 162a, avenue de la Faiencerie, L-1511 Luxembourg, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
El Idrissi, A.; CREBS – Cellule de Recherche en Environnement et Biotechnologies, Centre de Recherche Public – Gabriel Lippmann 162a, avenue de la Faiencerie, L-1511 Luxembourg, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
Humbert, J.; Université Louis Pasteur – UFR de Géographie 3, rue de l’Argonne, F-67083 Strasbourg cedex, France.
Iffly, J.F.; CREBS – Cellule de Recherche en Environnement et Biotechnologies, Centre de Recherche Public – Gabriel Lippmann 162a, avenue de la Faiencerie, L-1511 Luxembourg, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
Matgen, P.; CREBS – Cellule de Recherche en Environnement et Biotechnologies, Centre de Recherche Public – Gabriel Lippmann 162a, avenue de la Faiencerie, L-1511 Luxembourg, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
Hoffmann, L.; CREBS – Cellule de Recherche en Environnement et Biotechnologies, Centre de Recherche Public – Gabriel Lippmann 162a, avenue de la Faiencerie, L-1511 Luxembourg, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
Uncontrolled Keywords:Groundwaters, Alzette Basin, Groundwater Resurgence, Runoff Coefficients, Peak Discharge
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Mathematics, Physics and Earth Sciences > Institute of Hydrodynamics > Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics
Volume:51
Number:3
Page Range:pp. 210-220
ISSN:0042-790X
Publisher:Institute of Hydrology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Hydrodynamics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
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ID Code:4638
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:21 Oct 2009 18:04
Last Modified:21 Oct 2009 16:41

Citation

Pfister, L.; Drogue, G.; El Idrissi, A.; Humbert, J.; Iffly, J.F.; Matgen, P.; Hoffmann, L. (2003) Predicting peak discharge through empirical relationships between rainfall, groundwater level and basin humidity in the Alzette River basin (Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg). Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, 51 (3). pp. 210-220. ISSN 0042-790X

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