[GRASS-user] flow map in r.watershed

achim ak7 at jupiter.uni-freiburg.de
Tue Jul 7 06:38:39 EDT 2009

Hi Margharita,

if you just have the information of an DEM its not necessary in nearly
all cases. So just omit if you have no further information.

It could be interesting if you are interested in very huge regions (like
continental/long N-S distance) and you have raster cells of very
different sizes.


Margherita Di Leo schrieb:
> Hi list!
> In the documentation of r.watershed (grass 6.4) I found that it's
> possible to use the following (optional) input map:
> flow
> Input map: amount of overland flow per cell. This map indicates the
> amount of overland flow units that each cell will contribute to the
> watershed basin model. Overland flow units represent the amount of
> overland flow each cell contributes to surface flow. If omitted, a value
> of one (1) is assumed. The algorithm is D8 flow accumulation.
> How is it possible to obtain  this map,  starting  from  a  DEM?
> Thank you

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