Prediction of Rainfall and Snowmelt Produced Runoff : Linking a Hydrologic Model with Remote Sensing and GIS

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Title:
Prediction of Rainfall and Snowmelt Produced Runoff : Linking a Hydrologic Model with Remote Sensing and GIS
Author:
Levick, Lainie Robin
Issue Date:
1998
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:
A procedure is developed that links geographic information systems (GIS) and remotely sensed data with a hydrologic model to predict snowmelt and rainfall produced runoff in a complex mountainous watershed for parameterization of an erosion model. The GIS is used to reclassify the remotely sensed data for the snow cover input to the model, and to delineate the watershed boundary and elevation zones. The model is calibrated on five years of data by adjusting the runoff and recession coefficients until the simulated monthly peak discharge and annual streamflow volumes match the measured values. The calibrated coefficients are averaged and then tested on each of the five years. Regression analysis is utilized to evaluate model performance using both the calibrated and averaged coefficients. The model is most effective in streamflow volume prediction and less effective in peak discharge simulation, limiting its use for parameterization of erosion models.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Watershed management -- Arizona.; Remote sensing.; Runoff.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Guertin, Phillip; Lane, Leonard J.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePrediction of Rainfall and Snowmelt Produced Runoff : Linking a Hydrologic Model with Remote Sensing and GISen_US
dc.creatorLevick, Lainie Robinen_US
dc.contributor.authorLevick, Lainie Robinen_US
dc.date.issued1998en_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.abstractA procedure is developed that links geographic information systems (GIS) and remotely sensed data with a hydrologic model to predict snowmelt and rainfall produced runoff in a complex mountainous watershed for parameterization of an erosion model. The GIS is used to reclassify the remotely sensed data for the snow cover input to the model, and to delineate the watershed boundary and elevation zones. The model is calibrated on five years of data by adjusting the runoff and recession coefficients until the simulated monthly peak discharge and annual streamflow volumes match the measured values. The calibrated coefficients are averaged and then tested on each of the five years. Regression analysis is utilized to evaluate model performance using both the calibrated and averaged coefficients. The model is most effective in streamflow volume prediction and less effective in peak discharge simulation, limiting its use for parameterization of erosion models.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.lcshRemote sensing.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRunoff.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.chairGuertin, Phillipen_US
dc.contributor.chairLane, Leonard J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHawkins, Richard H.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213467414en_US
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