American Society of Civil Engineers


An Expert System for Snowmelt Runoff Modeling and Forecasting


by E. T. Engman, (USDA, Beltsville, MD, USA), A. Rango, (USDA, Beltsville, MD, USA), and J. Martinec, (USDA, Beltsville, MD, USA)

pp. 174-180

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Water Forum ’86: World Water Issues in Evolution
Abstract: An expert system has been designed and is being built for predicting snowmelt runoff. The expert system mimics an experienced hydrologist by assisting the user in preparing data input, selecting parameters, and evaluating results. The expert system is built around an existing FORTRAN simulation model and is run on a LISP machine that can interpret the FORTRAN model without having to reprogram it.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Forecasting
Snowmelt
Runoff
Expert systems
Artificial intelligence
Hydrology
Remote sensing

Author Keywords:
SNOW AND SNOWFALL
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - Expert Systems - RUNOFF - Mathematical Models
FORTRAN SIMULATION MODEL - LISP MACHINE - RUNOFF FORECASTING - RUNOFF MODELING - SNOWMELT RUNOFF