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dc.contributor.advisorMaxwell, Reed M.
dc.contributor.authorWolfenden, Sophia Arcadia
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T04:21:49Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T11:52:40Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T04:21:49Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T11:52:40Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.submitted2012
dc.identifierT 7142
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11124/76847
dc.descriptionIncludes color illustrations, color maps.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 57-61).
dc.description.abstractThe goal of this study was to develop a model that could incorporate complex subsurface hydrogeology as well as a complex surface topography and to complete a comparison study on the effects irrigation on terrestrial hydrology and energy budgets. This study uses ParFlow, an integrated hydrological model to determine regional flow, as well as to assess the effects that irrigation has on this system. This hydrologic model of the San Joaquin Valley of California was developed using static forcing based on climatology data and hourly distributed weather forcing data. The resulting model was composed of a domain of approximately 60,000 sq. km (269 by 219 km) at a 1km resolution run over a period of one water year using parallel processing. This work improves upon previous studies by applying a fully integrated hydrologic model on a finely discretized grid with an explicit treatment of both the valley and mountains.
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.relation.ispartof2010-2019 - Mines Theses & Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectSan Joaquin
dc.subjectCentral Valley
dc.subjecthydrogeology
dc.subjectintegrated modeling
dc.subjectirrigation
dc.subjectParFlow
dc.subject.lcshHydrogeology -- California
dc.subject.lcshIrrigation -- California -- San Joaquin Valley
dc.subject.lcshDrainage -- California -- San Joaquin Valley
dc.titleWatering the Central Valley: modeling water flow and the affects of irrigation in the San Joaquin Valley, California using ParFlow
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dc.contributor.committeememberSmits, Kathleen M.
dc.contributor.committeememberFerguson, Ian M.
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineGeology and Geological Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorColorado School of Mines


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