Beven (2004) Infitration excess at the Horton Hydrologic Laboratory

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Keith J. Beven (2004), Infiltration excess at the Horton Hydrology Laboratory (or not?), Journal of Hydrology, 293: 219–234, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2004.02.001


Introduces the archive of Robert Horton's papers and his experimental catchment at his home in Voorheesville, New York State. Discusses the evidence for the occurrence of overland flow at the site and on the basis of an analysis of rainfall intensity data and Horton's infiltration experiments concludes that it might have occurred with a return period of 2 to 5 years. Also presents an intriguing plot from the papers of a "tipping bucket plat" (plot) experiment where the recorded runoff rates are higher than the rainfall intensities, suggesting that there may have been a return flow contribution and that the runoff recorded was from a saturation excess process.



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