Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191613
Title:
A watershed volume response model considering contributing area
Author:
Patten, Richard Thomas,1945-
Issue Date:
1975
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:
Modeling watershed response from a contributing area concept rather than a lumped parameter viewpoint may be of value to land managers. In order to develop and examine an expression representing the contributing area, a runoff model has been determined with the use of multivariate linear regression. The model is designed to predict the volume response of a watershed to rainfall events. The variables in the model are related to the current and recent previous precipitation events and other historical climatic information. Parameters in the model, determined by regression, are related to physical characteristics of the watershed. Contributing area, a significant parameter, is found to be variable over time depending on the climatic conditions of the season. When several watersheds are compared using independent data in the model, their contributing areas vary in response to physical properties of the watersheds, such as soil types and distribution.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Watersheds -- Mathematical models.
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.titleA watershed volume response model considering contributing areaen_US
dc.creatorPatten, Richard Thomas,1945-en_US
dc.contributor.authorPatten, Richard Thomas,1945-en_US
dc.date.issued1975en_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.abstractModeling watershed response from a contributing area concept rather than a lumped parameter viewpoint may be of value to land managers. In order to develop and examine an expression representing the contributing area, a runoff model has been determined with the use of multivariate linear regression. The model is designed to predict the volume response of a watershed to rainfall events. The variables in the model are related to the current and recent previous precipitation events and other historical climatic information. Parameters in the model, determined by regression, are related to physical characteristics of the watershed. Contributing area, a significant parameter, is found to be variable over time depending on the climatic conditions of the season. When several watersheds are compared using independent data in the model, their contributing areas vary in response to physical properties of the watersheds, such as soil types and distribution.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWatersheds -- Mathematical models.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.identifier.oclc212883003en_US
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