Geographic Information System Modules and Distributed Models of the Watershed: A Report

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780784404430
  • Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Publication date: 8/1/1999
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

I Introduction 1
II Data 3
II.A Raster and Vector Data 3
II.B Topography, Digital Elevation Models and Hydrology 4
II.C Soils: Data, Sources (Federal and State), Procedures, Packages, Software 7
II.D Land Use: Data, Sources, Procedures, Software 9
II.E Precipitation Data for Hydrologic Modeling 10
II.F Stream Data 18
II.G Projections 27
II.H Airborne and Spaceborne Remote Sensing For Hydrology 28
III Uncertainty in GIS Modules and Models of the Watershed 33
III.A The Use of the Term "Error" 33
III.B Model Formulation Errors 33
III.C Data Uncertainty 34
III.D Initial Conditions and Time-Constant Parameters 34
III.E Spatially-Varied Input 34
III.F Temporally-Varied Input 35
III.G Spatio-Temporally Varied Input 36
IV Processing 39
IV.A Abstractions 39
IV.B Evapotranspiration Modeling Using GIS 40
IV.C Hydrograph Conversion 43
IV.D Flow Routing and Pollutant Transport 43
V GIS Implementation and Management 46
V.A Overview 46
V.B Factors for a Successful Implementation 46
V.C Organizational Attributes to Consider 47
V.D System Integration 48
V.E Reviews of GIS Implementations 50
V.F Usability Assessments 52
V.G Benefits of a GIS Implementation 52
V.H Conclusion 52
VI International Perspective 54
VI.A European Perspective on Distributed Hydrological Modeling and GIS 54
VI.B Asian Perspective 61
VII Future Directions and Needs 63
VII.A Overview 63
App. A Examples of GIS Watershed Modeling Systems 67
A.A Modular Modeling System - Precipitation Runoff Modeling System (MMS/PRMS) 67
A.B GIS/HEC-1 Interface Module 70
A.C GRASS Application for Hydrological and Water Quality Modeling 73
A.D TOPAZ - A Digital Landscape Analysis Tool for Hydrologic Modeling Applications 79
A.E The Watershed Modeling System (WMS) 81
A.F Hydrologic Model CASC2D 84
A.H AGNPS 98 - Agricultural Non-Point Source Pollution Modeling System - Continuous Version 93
A.I The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) 95
A.J F2D - A Distributed Rainfall-Runoff Model 101
A.K Generalized Watershed Loading Function (GWLF) 105
References 107
Index 119
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