Hysteresis-Based Flood Wave Analysis Academic Article uri icon


  • By employing looped or hysteretic rating curves, flood wave propagation in natural and artificial channels is analytically described. The analytical relation between a quantitative descriptor of hysteresis η and phase difference φ is verified using numerical and observed data, and a unique relationship among η, φ, and logarithmic decrement δ is presented for kinematic waves. Finally, the effect of channel and input flood wave characteristics as well as downstream boundary conditions on flood wave propagation is evaluated.

author list (cited authors)

  • Mishra, S. K., & Singh, V. P.

citation count

  • 10

publication date

  • October 1999