THE VEDERNIKOV NUMBER

In October 1998, I was invited to lecture at a three-day short course at Snowbird, Utah, on the FLO-2D model of Jim O'Brien. The course was sponsored by Colorado State University. The second day of the meeting, a participant who was a professor at a European university approached me during a coffee break and said:

"Prof. Ponce, I want you to know that I have been in the field of hydraulics for more than 15 years, and have never heard of the Vedernikov number 1 that you talk about so elocuently. I am going to go back and inquire with my professors how is it that we have missed such an important subject. Just the learning of this concept has justified my trip here this week. Thank you."


 1 Ponce, V. M., 1991. "New perspective on the Vedernikov number,"  Water Resources Research, 27(7),1777-1779.
 

 

Detail of ski-jump spillway at Tucurui Dam, Para, Brazil.

Detail of ski-jump spillway at Tucurui Dam, Para, Brazil.