Potential error in hydrologic field data collected from small semi-arid watersheds

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Title:
Potential error in hydrologic field data collected from small semi-arid watersheds
Author:
Freimund, Jeremy Ronald.
Issue Date:
1992
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 potential contributions of 39 error sources in hydrologic field data collected from small, semi-arid watersheds were estimated and used to test the sensitivity of derived forms of observed hydrologic data. Estimates of the potential contributions of each source were based primarily on existing literature but also on errors encountered in the Santa Rita data base, sensitivity analyses, experimentation, and established mathematical relationships. The study suggests that potential errors in measured and derived precipitation variables are generally slight (less than 10 percent) and that the potential errors in measured and derived runoff and sediment variables are generally moderate (between 10 and 50 percent). Sediment data was found to be the least accurate type of hydrologic field data.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Errors, Scientific -- Statistical methods.; Hydrology -- Measurement.; Watersheds -- Research -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Lopes, Vicente L.; Hawkins, Richard H.; Renard, Kenneth G.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePotential error in hydrologic field data collected from small semi-arid watershedsen_US
dc.creatorFreimund, Jeremy Ronald.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFreimund, Jeremy Ronald.en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_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 potential contributions of 39 error sources in hydrologic field data collected from small, semi-arid watersheds were estimated and used to test the sensitivity of derived forms of observed hydrologic data. Estimates of the potential contributions of each source were based primarily on existing literature but also on errors encountered in the Santa Rita data base, sensitivity analyses, experimentation, and established mathematical relationships. The study suggests that potential errors in measured and derived precipitation variables are generally slight (less than 10 percent) and that the potential errors in measured and derived runoff and sediment variables are generally moderate (between 10 and 50 percent). Sediment data was found to be the least accurate type of hydrologic field data.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshErrors, Scientific -- Statistical methods.en_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology -- Measurement.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWatersheds -- Research -- Arizona.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.chairLopes, Vicente L.en_US
dc.contributor.chairHawkins, Richard H.en_US
dc.contributor.chairRenard, Kenneth G.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc226069179en_US
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