Articles | Volume 4, issue 1
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 4, 57–64, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-4-57-2015
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 4, 57–64, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-4-57-2015

Research article 02 Mar 2015

Research article | 02 Mar 2015

A new instrument to measure plot-scale runoff

R. D. Stewart et al.

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We present a new instrument for measuring surface runoff rates ranging from very low (~0.05L min-1) to high (300L min-1, with much higher rates possible depending on the device configuration). The device is economical, simple, rugged, accurate and requires little maintenance (the system is self-emptying and contains no moving parts). We have successfully used this instrument in long-term monitoring studies and expect that it will appeal to other scientists studying runoff processes.