How to Calculate Shape Factor?
Shape Factor calculator uses Shape Factor=(Watershed Length)^2/Catchment Area to calculate the Shape Factor, The Shape factor formula is defined as the shortest distance between the catchment outlet and centroid divided by the square root of the catchment area. Shape Factor and is denoted by B_{sb} symbol.
How to calculate Shape Factor using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Shape Factor, enter Watershed Length (L) and Catchment Area (A) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Shape Factor calculation can be explained with given input values -> 113.6364 = (50)^2/22.