Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/292034
Title:
Sensitivity analysis of the WEPP Watershed model
Author:
Tiscareno-Lopez, Mario, 1957-
Issue Date:
1991
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:
Uncertainty in the hydrologic and soil erosion predictions of the WEPP Watershed model due to errors in model parameter estimation was identified through a sensitivity analysis based on the Monte-Carlo method. Identification of parameter sensitivities provides guidance in the collection of parameter data in places where the model is intended to simulate soil erosion. Changes in model predictions caused by changes in model parameters were quantified for model applications in semi-arid rangeland watersheds. The magnitude of the changes in model parameters was defined by the spatial variability of parameters in a watershed. Model sensitivities in predicting overland flow and soil erosion on hillslopes and channels are presented considering rainfall characteristics. The results show that WEPP predictions are very sensitive to attributes that define a storm event (amount, duration, and ip). Model sensitivity to soil erosion parameters also depends of the type of storm event.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Hydrology.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Lopes, Vicente L.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSensitivity analysis of the WEPP Watershed modelen_US
dc.creatorTiscareno-Lopez, Mario, 1957-en_US
dc.contributor.authorTiscareno-Lopez, Mario, 1957-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_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.abstractUncertainty in the hydrologic and soil erosion predictions of the WEPP Watershed model due to errors in model parameter estimation was identified through a sensitivity analysis based on the Monte-Carlo method. Identification of parameter sensitivities provides guidance in the collection of parameter data in places where the model is intended to simulate soil erosion. Changes in model predictions caused by changes in model parameters were quantified for model applications in semi-arid rangeland watersheds. The magnitude of the changes in model parameters was defined by the spatial variability of parameters in a watershed. Model sensitivities in predicting overland flow and soil erosion on hillslopes and channels are presented considering rainfall characteristics. The results show that WEPP predictions are very sensitive to attributes that define a storm event (amount, duration, and ip). Model sensitivity to soil erosion parameters also depends of the type of storm event.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHydrology.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLopes, Vicente L.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1346749en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b2728069xen_US
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