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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291642
Title:
Spatial storm characteristics and basin response
Author:
Haider, Syed Kamran, 1962-
Issue Date:
1994
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:
Spatial thunderstorm rainfall properties that are generally regarded as important in runoff production were studied over a range of basin scales within the USDA-ARS Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed. Various storm geometric measures were computed from a fine 100 x 100 m grid via interpolation. Multiquadric and kriging interpolation methods were compared yielding similar results. The multiquadric method was selected for further interpolation due to its ease of application. Regression techniques were then employed to relate storm measures to watershed runoff. The spatial portion of storm having comparatively higher intensities (>25 mm/hr) was found to be responsible for much of the runoff. The other important factors are storm area and duration. The study did not find evidence that the spatial storm location or antecedent watershed wetness influenced the runoff response in a consistent fashion. The antecedent channel wetness was found to have moderate influence for the largest of the three watersheds investigated.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Hydrology.; Engineering, Mechanical.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Hydrology and water resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Goodrich, David Charles

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSpatial storm characteristics and basin responseen_US
dc.creatorHaider, Syed Kamran, 1962-en_US
dc.contributor.authorHaider, Syed Kamran, 1962-en_US
dc.date.issued1994en_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.abstractSpatial thunderstorm rainfall properties that are generally regarded as important in runoff production were studied over a range of basin scales within the USDA-ARS Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed. Various storm geometric measures were computed from a fine 100 x 100 m grid via interpolation. Multiquadric and kriging interpolation methods were compared yielding similar results. The multiquadric method was selected for further interpolation due to its ease of application. Regression techniques were then employed to relate storm measures to watershed runoff. The spatial portion of storm having comparatively higher intensities (>25 mm/hr) was found to be responsible for much of the runoff. The other important factors are storm area and duration. The study did not find evidence that the spatial storm location or antecedent watershed wetness influenced the runoff response in a consistent fashion. The antecedent channel wetness was found to have moderate influence for the largest of the three watersheds investigated.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHydrology.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Mechanical.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and water resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorGoodrich, David Charlesen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1361559en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b3283925x9en_US
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