Term Project Outline
CE 394K Surface Water Hydrology
University of Texas at Austin
Atmospheric Water Balance for Texas and Other Areas
by Cindy How
The objectives of this term project are to:
- Do an atmospheric water balance over Texas utilizing GIS for data processing and
- Develop and document a procedure by which an atmospheric water balance can be
performed over any general land area for which data is available.
- Become more familiar with Arcview as a tool in surface water hydrology.
Available Data and Data Analysis Tools
At present, Dr. Maidment's research team has already developed several tools which
help to put spatial and atmospheric data into a format by which an atmospheric water
balance can be done. They work in sequence as follows: