Providing information on the methods to develop rating curves, as well as an introduction to innovative methods to collect river flow data.
The accurate formulation of stage-discharge relationships or rating curves is
important for reliable planning, design, and management of most flood mitigation
and water resources projects. This course provides practising engineers and planners
with information on the methods that are available to develop rating curves, as
well as an introduction to innovative methods to collect river flow data.
An introduction to rating curves and how they can be extended.
Simple approaches to the production of rating curves.
The production of ratings curves using the velocity index method.
Using one-dimensional hydraulic models to develop rating curves including the
use of the Conveyance Estimation System.
An introduction to the use of two- and three- dimensional computational hydraulic
models for the development of rating curves.
A demonstration of a boat-mounted Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler to collect
Case studies using the Conveyance Estimation System.
Who should attend?
Anyone who has an understanding of basic hydrological and hydraulic methods who
wishes to improve their knowledge of the production of these curves for use in
water resources and flood studies. This includes Environment Agency staff, consultants
and local authority staff.
At the end of this course participants will understand:
the different types of rating curves and the conditions in which they occur;
the advantages and disadvantages of various rating curve formulation methods;
the use of the Conveyance Estimation System to produce rating curves.