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Applied Surface Water Modeling
UT-Dallas GEOS-5313, Spring 2014

Dr. T. Brikowski1

Geosciences Dept., UTD

Learn how to make detailed quantitative analysis and prediction of watershed response to precipitation, including surface water runoff, flood routing and storm hydrograph analysis/prediction, and stormwater quality modeling. This course is light on theory, and heavy on application of the most widely used surface water modeling programs (e.g. HEC-HMS, TR-20, TR-55). In general theoretical topics will be covered in the first meeting each week, followed by hands-on application of these concepts in the second meeting. () will serve as the recommended text for theory, the Watershed Modeling System interface (WMS, Fig. 1) will serve as the platform for practical applications. Students will recieve temporary copies of WMS for home use. GIS topics related to model parameterization will also be covered. A useful text on GIS and watershed modeling is () and Arc Hydro .

Figure 1: WMS model development and interpretation software interface.
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This course is intended to provide the basic skills and experience needed to perform surface water modeling studies in hydrology. In this class, you will learn how to generate valid watershed delineations, and apply the most common streamflow (HEC-1, and TR20 or TR55) and water quality/transport models (HSPF) and to make meaningful analyses of the results. Laboratory exercises will provide hands-on experience using the WMS modeling software to explore issues raised in the lectures. Temporary student copies of WMS will be available, so most modeling exercises can be completed off-campus.

Class meets 10am-12:45pm Thu. in ROC 2.701 beginning Jan. 16th.




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GEOS 5313 Lecture Notes, Spring 2014
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