An analysis of channel morphology at Walnut Gulch linking field research with GIS applications.

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Title:
An analysis of channel morphology at Walnut Gulch linking field research with GIS applications.
Author:
Miller, Scott Nicholas,1969-
Issue Date:
1995
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:
Geographic information systems (GIS) have improved our ability to accurately model and assess landscape parameters and processes. These systems offer a significant improvement in time and manpower needed to complete landscape studies. Too often, however, GIS projects have relied heavily on data that has not been integrated with field work or represents an abstraction of reality. A high-resolution database was constructed for the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed. New methods for delineating channels and acquiring data were developed to promote field integration. Simultaneously, a field measurement program of over 200 channel cross-sections was undertaken on the same area. The results from the GIS analysis and field research were integrated using statistical analysis. Strong deterministic relationships were derived between channel shape variables and watershed parameters. Channel shape was found to be influenced strongly by channel order and several watershed parameters, principally watershed size and the maximum flow length within a watershed.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Watershed management -- Arizona.; Groundwater -- Arizona -- Cochise County.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAn analysis of channel morphology at Walnut Gulch linking field research with GIS applications.en_US
dc.creatorMiller, Scott Nicholas,1969-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Scott Nicholas,1969-en_US
dc.date.issued1995en_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.abstractGeographic information systems (GIS) have improved our ability to accurately model and assess landscape parameters and processes. These systems offer a significant improvement in time and manpower needed to complete landscape studies. Too often, however, GIS projects have relied heavily on data that has not been integrated with field work or represents an abstraction of reality. A high-resolution database was constructed for the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed. New methods for delineating channels and acquiring data were developed to promote field integration. Simultaneously, a field measurement program of over 200 channel cross-sections was undertaken on the same area. The results from the GIS analysis and field research were integrated using statistical analysis. Strong deterministic relationships were derived between channel shape variables and watershed parameters. Channel shape was found to be influenced strongly by channel order and several watershed parameters, principally watershed size and the maximum flow length within a watershed.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWatershed management -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Arizona -- Cochise County.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.committeememberGuertin, D. Phillipen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHawkins, Richard H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGoodrich, David C.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213443537en_US
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