Modelling runoff processes in a small agricultural watershed using a fully-distributed hydrological model

dc.contributor.advisorYang, Wanhong
dc.contributor.authorChen, Jie
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-24T15:49:55Z
dc.date.available2020-08-24T15:49:55Z
dc.date.copyright2011
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Geographyen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.description.abstractA fully-distributed hydrological model was applied to simulate runoff processes at an hourly time step from 2005 to 2009 in the Steppler sub-watershed of the South Tobacco Creek watershed in southern Manitoba. After incorporating snow redistribution process, the model performance, particularly the water balance for the outlet and inside stations was considerably improved. The spatial distribution of surface runoff varied over seasons where more surface runoff was generated from forest and stream valleys in spring, and from clay loam soil in summer. The spatial distribution of soil moisture was mainly determined by the soil texture. Additionally, this model was applied to assess hydrological impacts of land use changes. The forestland scenario reduced more surface runoff which was almost uniformly distributed and led to less peak flow than the grassland scenario, compared to the base scenario. A considerable difference in the spatial distribution of soil moisture was found in three scenarios.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/20298
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjecthydrological modelen_US
dc.subjectsimulationen_US
dc.subjectrunoffen_US
dc.subjectwatersheden_US
dc.subjectSouth Tobacco Creek watersheden_US
dc.subjectsouthern Manitobaen_US
dc.subjectsnow redistributionen_US
dc.subjectwater balanceen_US
dc.subjectspatial distributionen_US
dc.subjectsurface runoffen_US
dc.subjectsoil moistureen_US
dc.subjectsoil textureen_US
dc.subjectland useen_US
dc.subjectforesten_US
dc.subjectgrasslanden_US
dc.titleModelling runoff processes in a small agricultural watershed using a fully-distributed hydrological modelen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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