Seasonal climatic effects on the hydrology of a rain garden

  title={Seasonal climatic effects on the hydrology of a rain garden},
  author={Tone Merete Muthanna and Maria Viklander and Sveinn T. Thorolfsson},
  journal={Hydrological Processes},
This paper evaluates the performance and winter hydrology of two small‐scale rain gardens in a cold climate coastal area in Trondheim, Norway. One rain garden received runoff from a small residential watershed over a 20 month study period while the second rain garden with a shorter study period of 7 months was used as a control. The objective of the study was to investigate the extent to which cold climatic conditions would influence the hydrology and performance of the rain gardens. The… 

Rain on snow induced urban floods in cold maritime climate: Risk, indicators and trends

Urban floods pose a societal and economical risk. This study evaluated the risk and hydro‐meteorological conditions that cause pluvial flooding in coastal cities in a cold climate. Twenty years of


OF THESIS HYDROLOGIC CHARACTERIZATION OF A RAIN GARDEN MITIGATING STORMWATER RUNOFF FROM A COMMERCIAL AREA Impervious surfaces such as roads, sidewalks, and roofs increase the volume of runoff

Monitoring of a Rain Garden in Cold Climate: Case Study of a Parking Lot near Montréal

AbstractPoor stormwater management is one of the primary factors behind the environmental degradation of water bodies. As a result, best management practices (BMP) and low-impact development (LID)

Rainwater storage/infiltration function of rain gardens for management of urban storm runoff in Japan

Rain gardens have recently gained popularity in Japan for the management of urban storm runoff. However, due to limited expertise regarding the technical capacity of such facilities, the level of

Development of Domestic Rainwater Treatment System and its Application in the Field

The increase of impervious area in cities caused the unbalanced water cycle system and the accumulated various contaminants, which make troubles as introducing into watershed. In Korea, most of

Infiltration Capacity of Rain Gardens Using Full-Scale Test Method: Effect of Infiltration System on Groundwater Levels in Bergen, Norway

The rain gardens at Bryggen in Bergen, Western Norway, is designed to collect, retain, and infiltrate surface rainfall runoff water, recharge the groundwater, and replenish soil moisture. The

Bioretention hydrologic performance in a semiarid climate

Bioretention is a stormwater management best management practice (BMP) designed to treat small yearly occurring storms. Bioretention is typically used on the East Coast, which is a mesic climate,

Characterization and temporal variation of urban runoff in a cold climate - design implications for SuDS

ABSTRACT This paper characterizes stormwater runoff in a coastal cold climate urban area regarding metal fractionation and particle size distribution to understand the implications for sustainable



A Field Evaluation of Rain Garden Flow and Pollutant Treatment

Rain gardens have been recommended as a best management practice to treat stormwater runoff. However, no published field performance data existed on pollutant removal capabilities. Replicated rain

Snowmelt infiltration to frozen Prairie soils

The paper summarizes the results of 5 years of study of the interaction between snowmelt infiltration (INF), snow-cover water equivalent (SWE), and soil moisture content at the time of melt (θp) for

Infiltration into Freezing and Thawing Soils under Differing Field Treatments

Infiltration characteristics of seasonally frozen soil influence agricultural management and hydrology in many areas. In northern and northwestern China, winter and spring irrigation is conducted

Soil moisture redistribution and infiltration in frozen sandy soils

Infiltration into frozen soil is a result of the whole climate dynamics of the preceding winter with all its importance for the freezing of the soil. Therefore a predictive infiltration model needs

Laboratory study of biological retention for urban stormwater management.

Overall results support the use of bioretention as a stormwater best management practice and indicate the need for further research and development.

Estimating snowmelt infiltration into frozen soils

A general parametric correlation for estimating snowmelt infiltration into frozen soils is developed using the results from a numerical model, HAWTS. This model includes a set of partial differential

Cold climate BMPs: solving the management puzzle.

  • G. Oberts
  • Environmental Science
    Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
  • 2003
Understanding the source, evolution and transition that occurs within a melt event, and defining the management objectives for specific receiving waters will help focus the search for effective management techniques.

Evapotranspiration and Irrigation Water Requirements

This manual, Evapotranspiration and Irrigation Water Requirements (Manual No. 70) , prepared by the Committee on Irrigation Water Requirements of the Irrigation and Drainage Division of the American


ABSTRACT This study, conducted over the winters of 1987/88 and 1988/89, examined the feasibility of determining strength and other related soil physical properties as they change over winter. Soil