Five empirical models, for prediction of peak discharge and estimation of flood

Five empirical models, for prediction of peak discharge and estimation of flood

There are various methods to estimate peak discharge which acts as an indicator of flood.The methods are conceptual as well as empirical.The main difference between conceptual and empirical research is that conceptual research involves abstract ideas and concepts, whereas empirical research involves research based on observation, experiments and verifiable evidence.

Below are the five of the most popular and conventional empirical models which are used to estimate peak discharge.However the reliability of the model varies with change in location of river basins or watershed areas.The detail description of these methods can be found in my presentation on Flood.