Implementing best management practices in hydrologic modeling using KINEROS and the Automates Geospatial Watershed Assessment tool

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Title:
Implementing best management practices in hydrologic modeling using KINEROS and the Automates Geospatial Watershed Assessment tool
Author:
Scott, Soren N.
Issue Date:
2005
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis discusses the development of rangeland and watershed management tools for a GIS-based watershed assessment tool, the Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment Tool (AGWA). AGWA utilizes nationally available datasets for watershed discretization, parameterization, and simulation. The tool was developed to examine the impacts of natural or anthropogenically caused land use and landcover change. The tools developed as part of this research address management actions by integrating scenario development for best management practices, including buffers and state and transition modeling. Other tools improve existing functionality for landcover modification and KINEROS simulation. Finally, new methods for defining watersheds were developed. The components were shown to be effective for developing scenarios to compare best management practices.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Watershed management -- Arizona.; Natural resources -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Guertin, Phillip

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleImplementing best management practices in hydrologic modeling using KINEROS and the Automates Geospatial Watershed Assessment toolen_US
dc.creatorScott, Soren N.en_US
dc.contributor.authorScott, Soren N.en_US
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis discusses the development of rangeland and watershed management tools for a GIS-based watershed assessment tool, the Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment Tool (AGWA). AGWA utilizes nationally available datasets for watershed discretization, parameterization, and simulation. The tool was developed to examine the impacts of natural or anthropogenically caused land use and landcover change. The tools developed as part of this research address management actions by integrating scenario development for best management practices, including buffers and state and transition modeling. Other tools improve existing functionality for landcover modification and KINEROS simulation. Finally, new methods for defining watersheds were developed. The components were shown to be effective for developing scenarios to compare best management practices.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWatershed management -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNatural resources -- Arizona.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNatural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairGuertin, Phillipen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWissler, Craigen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGoodrich, Daviden_US
dc.identifier.oclc213891787en_US
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