Simulation of rainfall, runoff, peakflow and soil loss in the upper Gambia River Basin.

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Title:
Simulation of rainfall, runoff, peakflow and soil loss in the upper Gambia River Basin.
Author:
Samba, Idrissa
Issue Date:
1986
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:
A number of West African river basins are under study for management and development of major projects such as irrigated agriculture supported by dams and reservoirs. For many of them the darns exist or are being built, on the Senegal river basin for example. The Gambia river basin management process is one of the latest and need major basic studies especially in hydrology and watershed management. This study is a contribution for the hydrologic analysis and modeling of the Gambia river upper basin. The study assesses the distributions and the statistics of recorded rainfall data and simulates long term sequences of data. Correlations between rainfall depth and rainfall duration then others between rainfall duration and rainfall excess duration are defined for time to peak and peakflow computation. It assesses as a first step towards further studies runoff and soil loss. One of the major problems that threaten the dams and reservoirs in that West African region is the erosion and sediment transport.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Runoff.; Watershed management -- Gambia River Watershed.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Thames, John L.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleSimulation of rainfall, runoff, peakflow and soil loss in the upper Gambia River Basin.en_US
dc.creatorSamba, Idrissaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSamba, Idrissaen_US
dc.date.issued1986en_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.abstractA number of West African river basins are under study for management and development of major projects such as irrigated agriculture supported by dams and reservoirs. For many of them the darns exist or are being built, on the Senegal river basin for example. The Gambia river basin management process is one of the latest and need major basic studies especially in hydrology and watershed management. This study is a contribution for the hydrologic analysis and modeling of the Gambia river upper basin. The study assesses the distributions and the statistics of recorded rainfall data and simulates long term sequences of data. Correlations between rainfall depth and rainfall duration then others between rainfall duration and rainfall excess duration are defined for time to peak and peakflow computation. It assesses as a first step towards further studies runoff and soil loss. One of the major problems that threaten the dams and reservoirs in that West African region is the erosion and sediment transport.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRunoff.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWatershed management -- Gambia River Watershed.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairThames, John L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKnorr, Phillip N,en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberZwolinski, Malcolm J.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc225865326en_US
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