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Improved Tools for Preprocessing RADAR Precipitation and Hydro-meteorological Data for Drainage Management Hydrologic Modeling.

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  2016 10th International Drainage Symposium Conference, 6-9 September 2016, Minneapolis, Minnesota  .(doi:10.13031/IDS.20162493635)
Authors:   Daniel Reinartz
Keywords:   Calibration, data management, HEC-DSSVue, HEC-GridUtil, hydrologic modeling, hydrology, precipitation, radar, time series.

Abstract. Hydrologic modeling is often used to evaluate and assess drainage management practices. Pre-processing hydro-meteorological and observed gaged precipitation and flow data for input to hydrologic models can be significantly time intensive.  Likewise the use of gage-adjusted radar rainfall can significantly enhance the estimate of basin precipitation, both spatially and temporarily, but it too requires a fair amount of pre-processing.  Tools such as HEC-DSSVue and HEC-GridUtil, which may not be widely known outside the Army Corps of Engineers, greatly facilitate pre-processing these time-series data.  This presentation introduces the capacities of these tools to efficiently handle pre-processing tasks and gives an example via GSSHA, a distributed rainfall runoff model. This presentation may reference site specific information for the State of Minnesota but methods can be applied anywhere there is data available.

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