Application and verification of several rainfall-runoff models in Hawaii

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Title:
Application and verification of several rainfall-runoff models in Hawaii
Author:
Murashige, Jo Ann Emi.
Issue Date:
1983
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
The need for reliable predictive models for water resources decision making provided the impetus to apply several rainfall-runoff models, developed for the continental United States, to an urban watershed in Hawaii. In this study, the Illinois Urban Drainage Area Simulator (ILLUDAS), the Penn State Urban Runoff Model (PSURM), and the Quasi-Linear Spatially Distributed Cell Model (CELMOD) were applied to the St. Louis Heights Watershed. Parameter values were determined for each model on the basis of peak discharge, time to peak and runoff volume accuracy. These characteristics were then used to evaluate the models. Each model performed well in simulating the observed hydrographs, but the ILLUDAS was the most successful in simulating peak discharge. Studies into the relationship between the infiltration response and the Soil Conservation Service soil grouping, and application of Izzard's equation to a wider range of conditions would facilitate the application of these models.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Computer simulation.; Rain and rainfall -- Hawaii -- Data processing.; Runoff -- Hawaii -- Computer programs.; Urban runoff -- Hawaii -- Data processing.
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.titleApplication and verification of several rainfall-runoff models in Hawaiien_US
dc.creatorMurashige, Jo Ann Emi.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMurashige, Jo Ann Emi.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 need for reliable predictive models for water resources decision making provided the impetus to apply several rainfall-runoff models, developed for the continental United States, to an urban watershed in Hawaii. In this study, the Illinois Urban Drainage Area Simulator (ILLUDAS), the Penn State Urban Runoff Model (PSURM), and the Quasi-Linear Spatially Distributed Cell Model (CELMOD) were applied to the St. Louis Heights Watershed. Parameter values were determined for each model on the basis of peak discharge, time to peak and runoff volume accuracy. These characteristics were then used to evaluate the models. Each model performed well in simulating the observed hydrographs, but the ILLUDAS was the most successful in simulating peak discharge. Studies into the relationship between the infiltration response and the Soil Conservation Service soil grouping, and application of Izzard's equation to a wider range of conditions would facilitate the application of these models.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 -- Hawaii -- Data processing.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRunoff -- Hawaii -- Computer programs.en_US
dc.subject.lcshUrban runoff -- Hawaii -- Data processing.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.oclc213096923en_US
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