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MODELING OF STORM WATER RUNOFF FROM GREEN ROOFS

Ewa Burszta-Adamiak 1  ,  
 
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Instytut Inżynierii Środowiska, Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy we Wrocławiu
Inż. Ekolog. 2014; 39:15–25
Publish date: 2014-10-17
DOI: 10.12912/2081139X.46
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ABSTRACT:
Apart from direct measurements, modelling of runoff from green roofs is valuable source of information about effectiveness of this type of structure from hydrological point of view. Among different type of models, the most frequently used are numerical models. They allow to assess the impact of green roofs on decrease and attenuation of runoff, reduction of peak runoff and value of water retention. This paper presents preliminary results of research on computing the rate of runoff from green roofs using GARDENIA model. The analysis has been carried out for selected rainfall events registered during measuring campaign on pilot-scale green roofs. Obtained results are promising and show good fit between observed and simulated runoff.