mid-section method

Method for computing the discharge of a stream by dividing the cross-section by verticals into panels not necessarily of equal width. The total discharge is the sum of the products of the average velocity in each vertical by the depth of that vertical and by the mean width of the two panels adjacent to the vertical.

 

Source:

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

Posted on February 20, 2014 .