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Model Paramenters and Quantile Hydrographs


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Van Appledorn, M., 2018, Complex interactions among river-valley morphology, basin size, and flow-event magnitude structure the physical template of floodplain ecosystems: model: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This spreadsheet reports HEC-RAS model parameters and hydrologic data for 2D hydraulic simulations of the four study reaches described in the associated publication. Model parameters include the energy grade slope for distributing flow at the upstream boundary and normal depth friction slope. Hydrologic data include 5 hydrographs per study reach. The hydrographs represent a range of low to high magnitude flooding events based on the historical instantaneous discharge records. To develop the hydrographs, first an aggregate flood event series was extracted by identifying likely overbank flows from the instantaneous discharge record for each study reach. Then, peak discharges during each flood event were temporally aligned. Finally, the [...]


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Molly Van Appledorn
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Molly Van Appledorn
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Molly Van Appledorn
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
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Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
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model parameters and hydrographs.xml
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23.36 KB application/fgdc+xml
Little Gunpowder Falls Model Parameter Quantile Hydrographs.csv 4 KB text/csv
Model Parameter Quantile Hydrographs.csv 195 Bytes text/csv
Patapsco River Model Parameter Quantile Hydrographs.csv 6.22 KB text/csv
Patuxent River Model Parameter Quantile Hydrographs.csv 3.59 KB text/csv
Seneca Creek Model Parameter Quantile Hydrographs.csv 3.87 KB text/csv


These data document model parameters and hydrologic data developed for the simulations reported in the associated publication.

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DOI doi:10.5066/P9ITQTNQ

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