A methodology of rainfall data analysis and stochastic rainfall/runoff synthesis

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Title:
A methodology of rainfall data analysis and stochastic rainfall/runoff synthesis
Author:
Jones, Allen Douglas.
Issue Date:
1981
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:
Precipitation data analysis procedures are presented that allow development of the random variables of interest describing the summer and winter rainfall process in semiarid regions of the West. These procedures include programs that define the variables of event interarrival time and rainfall amount per event and a process of grouping months within these variables. A program for analyzing winter frontal storm activity is presented. Procedures are developed describing the actual distributions of the annual rainfall process. A methodology for fitting theoretical distributions to each of these actual distributions is explained. Climactic data from the Hanford Meteorology Station NW of Richland, Washington is used to develop these procedures. Results of the analysis procedures for the Hanford data are included. The results of the above analysis are incorporated into a stochastic rainfall model that includes a direct surface runoff calculation process. This runoff is calculated using the Soil Conservation Service method. The resulting stochastic model allows a study of the change in watershed practices that can greatly assist in making management decisions concerning possible water harvesting practices on western mine sites.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Rain and rainfall -- Analysis.; Runoff -- Mathematical models.; Precipitation variability -- Simulation methods.; Watershed management -- Research.
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.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA methodology of rainfall data analysis and stochastic rainfall/runoff synthesisen_US
dc.creatorJones, Allen Douglas.en_US
dc.contributor.authorJones, Allen Douglas.en_US
dc.date.issued1981en_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.abstractPrecipitation data analysis procedures are presented that allow development of the random variables of interest describing the summer and winter rainfall process in semiarid regions of the West. These procedures include programs that define the variables of event interarrival time and rainfall amount per event and a process of grouping months within these variables. A program for analyzing winter frontal storm activity is presented. Procedures are developed describing the actual distributions of the annual rainfall process. A methodology for fitting theoretical distributions to each of these actual distributions is explained. Climactic data from the Hanford Meteorology Station NW of Richland, Washington is used to develop these procedures. Results of the analysis procedures for the Hanford data are included. The results of the above analysis are incorporated into a stochastic rainfall model that includes a direct surface runoff calculation process. This runoff is calculated using the Soil Conservation Service method. The resulting stochastic model allows a study of the change in watershed practices that can greatly assist in making management decisions concerning possible water harvesting practices on western mine sites.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRain and rainfall -- Analysis.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRunoff -- Mathematical models.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPrecipitation variability -- Simulation methods.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWatershed management -- Research.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.committeememberFfolliott, Peter F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMcCullough, Edgar J.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212906066en_US
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