CE 394K.2 Surface Water Hydrology

 

Hydrologic Modeling Web Sites

 

 

 

Publicly Available Surface Water Modeling Systems

 

1. Hydrologic Engineering Center, US Army Corps of Engineers

http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/

 

Models: HEC-HMS Hydrologic Modeling System

HEC-RAS River Analysis System

HEC-FDA Flood Damage Assessment

http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/software_distrib/index.html

 

2. Environmental Protection Agency

http://www.epa.gov/OST/BASINS/

 

Models are contained within a GIS-linked system called Basins (Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources). GIS database for HUC units in the US linked to:

HSPF-NPSM (Hydrologic Simulation Program Fortran Nonpoint Source Modeling)

QUAL2E steady state water quality modeling in rivers

Toxiroute unsteady state water quality routing

 

Basins 3 is in beta testing and it has the SWAT model in it.

 

3. EPA Center for Exposure Assessment Modeling

http://www.epa.gov/ceampubl/softwwin.htm

 

Models: Stormwater Management Model (SWMM) http://www.epa.gov/ceampubl/swmm.htm

(see also http://www.ccee.orst.edu/swmm/) This is a DOS model

 

4. Blacklands Research Center

http://www.brc.tamus.edu/swat/

 

Model: Soil Water Assessment Tool (SWAT). Continuous hydrologic simulation of water, sediment and chemical movement. Supported with data for the whole US.

 

5. US Geological Survey

http://water.usgs.gov/software/surface_water.html

 

Model: Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System (PRMS) http://water.usgs.gov/software/prms.html Continuous simulation of watershed hydrology. Supported with an extensive GIS preprocessor called Weasel http://wwwbrr.cr.usgs.gov/weasel/

 

Commercially Available Surface Water Modeling Systems

 

6. Environmental Modeling Research Laboratory, Brigham Young University

http://www.emrl.byu.edu/

 

Models: GMS Groundwater Modeling System

WMS Watershed Modeling System

SMS Surface Water Modeling System

 

7. Danish Hydraulic Institute

http://www.dhi.dk/

 

Models: Mike-11 and Mike-11 GIS Flood management

Mike-Basin River Basin Management

Mike SHE Hydrologic Cycle simulation

Mouse Urban Drainage

 

8. BOSS International

http://www.bossintl.com

 

Provides commercial sales and support for many hydrologic and hydraulic models

 

Other Modeling Systems of Interest

 

9. Famine Early Warning System Network

http://www.fews.net/

 

Mozambique flood warning: http://edcnts11.cr.usgs.gov/mozflooding/

 

 

Assignment for Tues Jan 23:

 

Divide up into groups of two people with each group picking a different website. Prepare a brief presentation to the class with a brief one or two-page handout which describes what modeling systems are available at that site, what problems the models solve and how one might obtain their input data.