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DEVELOPEMENT OF A CONTINUOUS MODELLING APPROACH CAPABLE OF EVALUATING SEDIMENT REMOVAL PERFORMANCE OF VEGETATIVE FILTER STRIPS IN WATERSHED SCALE

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dc.contributor.advisor Rudra, Ramesh
dc.contributor.author Seradj, Mani
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-12T18:48:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-12T18:48:33Z
dc.date.copyright 2011-08
dc.date.created 2011-09-07
dc.date.issued 2011-09-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/2973
dc.description.abstract This study focused on development of a continuous watershed-scale modelling approach capable of evaluating sediment removal performance of vegetative filter strips (VFS). This was done by integrating the single-event hydrologic and sediment transport model AGNPS with the event-based VFS model (VFSMOD) applying the methodology developed by Sebti and Rudra (2010), and also through the development and incorporation of sub-models capable of describing changes in hydrologic conditions between rainfall events into the integrated models. For modeling purposes, the buffer zone is divided to segments called “buffer cells”. The upstream source area corresponding to each buffer cell and the flow-path connecting the area to the stream are identified, and runoff and sediment generated within each area is simulated for each event applying AGNPS. Using VFSMOD, performance analysis of VFS is conducted for each buffer cell. By applying the developed “continuous simulation” sub-models the hydrologic conditions prior to each event were determined. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject vegetative filter strips en_US
dc.subject sediment removal performance en_US
dc.subject best management practices en_US
dc.subject continuous hydrologic modeling en_US
dc.subject watershed scale modeling en_US
dc.subject sediment transport in VFS en_US
dc.subject long term performance of VFS en_US
dc.subject sediment deposition in VFS en_US
dc.subject continuous modeling of VFS en_US
dc.title DEVELOPEMENT OF A CONTINUOUS MODELLING APPROACH CAPABLE OF EVALUATING SEDIMENT REMOVAL PERFORMANCE OF VEGETATIVE FILTER STRIPS IN WATERSHED SCALE en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Engineering en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Applied Science en_US
dc.degree.department School of Engineering en_US
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