The characteristics of dimensionless unit hydrographs were derived from floods from watersheds smaller than 1000 square kilometers located in Thailand. The dimensionless unit hydrographs were expressed as ratios of q/qq as a function of t/tp. These dimensionless unit hydrographs were compared with similar unit hydrographs derived from floods on Taiwan and with the unit hydrographs derived from a mathematical model developed from the two parameter gamma function developed from the theory of the instantaneous unit hydrograph. It was found that the unit hydrographs derived from the Thai watersheds had much longer base length and much longer time to peak than similar unit hydrographs derived from floods on Taiwan. This increase in length of response time is attributed to a larger component of subsurface runoff believed to be present in the floods from tropical watersheds.
- Received June 25, 1970.
- © IWA Publishing 1971