mean-section method

Method for computing the discharge of a stream by dividing the cross-section by adjacent verticals at an equal distance. The total discharge is the product of that distance by the sum of the products of the mean of the depths of two adjacent verticals by the mean of the average velocities over those two verticals. (GHP)

 

Source:

UNESCO/WMO International Glossary of Hydrology (2nd revised ed., 1992)

Posted on February 20, 2014 .