An Error Analysis of the Dynamic Wave Model

by Richard B. Koehler, NOAA Corps, United States,
Edward B. Thornton, NOAA Corps, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: The Dynamic Wave Operational Model (DWOPER) is used to forecast river stages on the Lower Columbia River. DWOPER was developed by the National Weather Service's Hydrologic Research Laboratory in the early 1970's and has been implemented where backwater effects and mild bottom slopes are most troublesome for normal hydrological routing methods. This paper examined the DWOPER computer model results during an October 1986 low flow period and January 1987 higher flow period.

Subject Headings: Dynamic models | Errors (statistics) | Hydrologic models | Computer models | Mathematical models | Water waves | Structural models | Rivers and streams

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