Analysis of USGS Discharge and Channel Geometry Gage Data

Andrew Wilcox
University of Montana
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Analysis of USGS peak flow and streamflow measurements (velocity, channel geometry) data.

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Graduate course in fluvial geomorphology, also would be appropriate for advanced undergraduate geomorphology course.

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As part of sequence of exercises; students also are collecting and analyzing field data near the USGS gaging station used in this assignment.


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This assignment entails analysis of USGS gaging station data, including flood frequency analysis based on simple calculations of recurrence interval and Log-Pearson III methods, as well as analysis of channel geometry data(construction of rating curves, inferences about channel form based on width-depth ratio data).
Designed for a geomorphology course
Uses online and/or real-time data

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