Accession Number : ADA193240

Title :   Real-Time Snow Simulation Model for the Monongahela River Basin.

Descriptive Note : Technical paper,

Corporate Author : HYDROLOGIC ENGINEERING CENTER DAVIS CA

Personal Author(s) : Hoggan, Daniel H ; Peters, John C ; Loehlein, Werner

PDF Url : ADA193240

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The Pittsburgh District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is responsible for operating two multipurpose reservoirs in the 7384 square mile (19198 square kilometer) Monongahela Basin. A third reservoir, presently under construction, will soon be operating. The real-time forecasting of runoff for operational purposes requires simulation of snow accumulation and snowmelt throughout the Basin during the winter season. This article describes capabilities of SNOSIM, a model being developed for performing such simulation. The application of this model as part of a comprehensive system of water control software, and some initial simulation results are presented.

Descriptors :   *RESERVOIRS, *RUNOFF, *SNOW, ACCUMULATION, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, BASINS(GEOGRAPHIC), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, FORECASTING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MULTIPURPOSE, REAL TIME, RIVERS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, WATER, WINTER, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, PENNSYLVANIA, WEST VIRGINIA

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE