Meixner functions for derivation of the unit hydrograph Academic Article uri icon


  • The Meixner functions are utilized to relate the effective rainfall, the direct runoff and the unit hydrograph through linkage equations. The linkage equations are then employed to derive the unit hydrograph for given rainfall-runoff data on a small agricultural watershed. These functions are tested with regard to their ability to reproduce and predict the direct runoff hydrograph. The Meixner functions are found to be an effective analytical tool for hydrograph synthesis. Further, they compare well with the least squares and linear programming methods of the unit hydrograph derivation. 1983.

published proceedings

  • Advances in Water Resources

author list (cited authors)

  • Singh, V. P., & McCann, R. C.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Singh, Vijay P||McCann, Roger C

publication date

  • September 1983