Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191799
Title:
Simulation of runoff-producing rainfall in the Southwest
Author:
Bergstrom, Michael Lee.
Issue Date:
1983
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 southwestern United States relies heavily on limited, undependable surface water and limited groundwater resources. Further growth will require reliable estimates of current and potential surface water resources. Procedures are developed for simulating the distribution of runoff-producing rainfall in Arizona and New Mexico, which can be used during design and decision making processes for surface water and land use management. Existing event-based stochastic models are modified to describe the occurrence, and spatial and temporal distribution of rainfall events. Probability distributions for storm parameters are obtained from analysis of historical data for regional and local areas of investigation. Sequences of rainfall events are simulated using Monte Carlo techniques and potential runoff-producing events are selected to drive a deterministic watershed model. Rainfall configurations are graphically analyzed and simulated runoff from similar and dissimilar storm configurations are analyzed. Rainfall simulation was performed for locations in northeastern and southeastern Arizona and runoff simulation was tested on a wildland watershed in southeastern Arizona.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Computer simulation.; Rain and rainfall -- Arizona -- Data processing.; Rain and rainfall -- New Mexico -- Data processing.; Runoff -- Arizona -- Data processing.; Runoff -- New Mexico -- Data processing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Fogel, Martin M.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleSimulation of runoff-producing rainfall in the Southwesten_US
dc.creatorBergstrom, Michael Lee.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBergstrom, Michael Lee.en_US
dc.date.issued1983en_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 southwestern United States relies heavily on limited, undependable surface water and limited groundwater resources. Further growth will require reliable estimates of current and potential surface water resources. Procedures are developed for simulating the distribution of runoff-producing rainfall in Arizona and New Mexico, which can be used during design and decision making processes for surface water and land use management. Existing event-based stochastic models are modified to describe the occurrence, and spatial and temporal distribution of rainfall events. Probability distributions for storm parameters are obtained from analysis of historical data for regional and local areas of investigation. Sequences of rainfall events are simulated using Monte Carlo techniques and potential runoff-producing events are selected to drive a deterministic watershed model. Rainfall configurations are graphically analyzed and simulated runoff from similar and dissimilar storm configurations are analyzed. Rainfall simulation was performed for locations in northeastern and southeastern Arizona and runoff simulation was tested on a wildland watershed in southeastern Arizona.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshComputer simulation.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRain and rainfall -- Arizona -- Data processing.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRain and rainfall -- New Mexico -- Data processing.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRunoff -- Arizona -- Data processing.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRunoff -- New Mexico -- Data processing.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.chairFogel, Martin M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberThames, John L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberZwolinski, Malcolm J.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213096864en_US
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