Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191319
Title:
Storm response of Sonoita Creek Watershed
Author:
Gangadean, Devananda.
Issue Date:
1999
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:
The water budget of Sonoita Creek watershed has been estimated on a monthly and annual basis but not for individual storm events. An attempt is made here to predict surface runoff from individual storm events. Because of the many factors that affect storm discharge and the spatial heterogeneity of the watershed and the storm events, a distributed model is applied to estimate event runoff. KINEROS2, a model developed at a similar watershed, was selected for this task. The paucity of historical data was a major complication during model calibration. A method was developed to estimate the return period of the events on record. The estimated event return periods were then used with published rainfall frequency data to determine the duration of the historical precipitation events. Once calibrated, the model was put to use to forecast discharge in the creek at three locations from storms of various depths, intensities, and locations.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Runoff -- Arizona -- Sonoita Creek Watershed.; Watersheds -- Models.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Ince, Simon

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleStorm response of Sonoita Creek Watersheden_US
dc.creatorGangadean, Devananda.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGangadean, Devananda.en_US
dc.date.issued1999en_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.abstractThe water budget of Sonoita Creek watershed has been estimated on a monthly and annual basis but not for individual storm events. An attempt is made here to predict surface runoff from individual storm events. Because of the many factors that affect storm discharge and the spatial heterogeneity of the watershed and the storm events, a distributed model is applied to estimate event runoff. KINEROS2, a model developed at a similar watershed, was selected for this task. The paucity of historical data was a major complication during model calibration. A method was developed to estimate the return period of the events on record. The estimated event return periods were then used with published rainfall frequency data to determine the duration of the historical precipitation events. Once calibrated, the model was put to use to forecast discharge in the creek at three locations from storms of various depths, intensities, and locations.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRunoff -- Arizona -- Sonoita Creek Watershed.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWatersheds -- Models.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairInce, Simonen_US
dc.identifier.oclc219726150en_US
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