Maximizing Utility of Interfaces for Hydrologic Models

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by R. Alex Harrington, Ontario Ministry of Natural, Resources, Toronto, Ont, Canada,
John Y. Ding, Ontario Ministry of Natural, Resources, Toronto, Ont, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Hydrology

Abstract: From the time a watershed layout has been determined, there is sufficient information for a computer to generate a command sequence for hydrologic simulation. Recognizing this fact, an interface has been designed that relieves the user of many of the tasks associated with data preparation and frees more time for analysis of results. The interface is designed for use on microcomputers and includes a file structure that is geared as much as possible to the way a user naturally organizes data. A variety of hydrologic procedures may be used and they are modularized in a Fortran library that allows routines to be added easily. The output is organized in a variety of summary tables suitable for direct inclusion in a technical report.

Subject Headings: Computer models | Hydrologic models | Hydrology | Watersheds | Computers | Mathematical models | Information management | Data analysis |

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